September 09, 2005

Random Commuter Observation

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Mr. Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

An elderly couple were handing this little opus out at the Metro this morning. They had pleasant smiles on their faces. They were neatly, if not well, dressed. From a distance, I had thought they must be distributing Kiwanas Club pig-roast fliers or something. But no - as I got nearer, I heard them repeat over and over - still smiling, "Bush and Cheney, criminally negligent....Bush and Cheney, criminally negligent."

Most of the time when people do this sort of thing, the crowd either a) ignores them altogether or b) takes whatever is being offered without comment (and often drops it in the bin a little further on). I must say that today was the first time I can remember actually hearing anybody scorning this kind of agitprop directly to the protesters' faces.

The sense I got from this infinitesimally small sampling is that ordinary folks really may not be in the mood for this kind of vitriol at the moment.

Posted by Robert at September 9, 2005 10:22 AM | TrackBack

No thank you, you can keep Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. Preferrably as far away from me as possible. Say, Mercury?

Posted by: rbj at September 9, 2005 11:00 AM

See, the thing I don't understand: Aren't these guys usually complaining that the sky is dark with black FEMA helicopters? NOW they're bitching about the absence of them.

I mean, c'mon - a little consistency?

Posted by: Robbo the LB at September 9, 2005 11:06 AM

The helicopters they bitch about aren't big enough to airlift anybody to safety. Sure everybody says black helicopters don't exist, but I've got PROOF!!!!.

Posted by: phin at September 9, 2005 12:20 PM

Proof, eh? OK, we've got that noted. . .

Posted by: rbj at September 9, 2005 12:32 PM

There was a table set up outside of the library this week manned by respectable looking squares hawking the LaRouche publications. Their utter normality struck me as interesting and I thought to myself that they would not have looked out of place in a John Birch meeting a few decades ago. Conspiracies, conspiracies, if only our government and corporations weren't so stupid perhaps there would be more truth to them and we'd have reason to get excited about.

Posted by: Misspent at September 9, 2005 06:23 PM
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