Where have all the protests gone?
Well, they’ve come back — a little. I talked with someone earlier today for the book I’m working on (in its infancy) and he had to let me go by a certain time to call his Senators for MoveOn.
“Do you work for MoveOn?” I asked him.
No no, he said, they just make it super easy to do things like this. They’d e-mailed him the numbers to call, and he just had to punch in a few numbers. That’s it.
People can’t exactly run off to Washington to protest things anymore. Much of the protesting is happening online, which is good, but it doesn’t make the same statement as hundreds of thousands of people gathering at the capitol, he said.
I wonder…Could anyone organize a gi-normous protest nowadays? Not online. Outside. Not for a movie. A real protest. I’d go, but I’m too busy blogging…