Reason.tv: What Happened to the Anti-War Movement?

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    Jan 22, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
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    "Even as President Obama maintains close to 50,000 troops in Iraq and continues to escalate and expand the war in Afghanistan, the antiwar movement in America continues to shrink (PDF).

    So, what happened?"



    Notes one pundit "They used to be useful idiots. Then they stopped being useful." http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/113566/
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    Jan 22, 2011 1:40 AM GMT
    Hmmm. I never really thought about this before so thanks for bringing this to the table. My parents are in their late 50's and they remember the late 60's and early 70's and the anti-war movement and how strong and influential, as well as controversial, it was.

    Overall, you rarely, if ever, hear or see anti-war demonstrations anymore.
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    Jan 22, 2011 8:14 PM GMT
    They're at Super WalMart shopping, where the hell do you think they'd be.
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    Jan 22, 2011 9:41 PM GMT
    Great topic. It is pretty amazing how nobody talks about the war anymore.
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    Jan 22, 2011 9:43 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidGreat topic. It is pretty amazing how nobody talks about the war anymore.


    THE war? Which one?

    Point to consider: you no longer have the draft, which was a huge instigator of the Vietnam protests etc.

    As for the more recent ones (Afghanistan and Iraq) I think many protesters have changed their strategy.

    -Doug

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    Jan 22, 2011 10:41 PM GMT
    "Reason.tv". It's not "reason". It's not TV. Discuss.