Sunday, September 25, 2005

Initial Responses to Antiwar Rally in D.C.

First, the observations, then the hypotheses; the conclusions follow.

The rally/march/concert/speeches were mainly sponsored and organized by radical groups.  However most of the attendees were not radicals.  The antiwar aspect of the rally was merely the focal point, since the Iraq war was the most egregious of the alleged offenses perpetrated by the Administration. 

Several speakers at the rally before the march commented specifically on the diversity of the crowd, and made the explicit point that people do not all need to have the same slogan in order to get together for a common cause.  Several attendees made it clear that they had agendas of their own.

The MSM and Blogosphere already are peppered with reactions to the rally.  My responses are documented here.