As much as conservatives like to pout about scruffy-haired anti-war college students, why is it that I can never get a conservative to call me that face to face? Today I put together this video with a friend while at an anti-war demonstration yesterday which shut down a military recruiting center in Tacoma, WA. The conservatives scoured the anti-war webpages and filled them with nonsensical cheers and bravado. The local FoxNews talk radio station urged all the leather bikers in Washington to meet in Tacoma to show up the moonbattish hippies. So clearly the anti-war voice was going to be outnumbered. If you couldn't guess already, they're pretty ridiculous and have some of the most misconstrued ideas about sources of information, international relations, cultural intelligence, authority, military use of force, and pretty much everything else you wouldn't need a college degree in order to to understand.
If you're curious as to why I spoke in an accent, which was German not Estonian by the way, it was to see how sensitive conservatives were to white foreigners. De Tocqueville wrote in Democracy in America that Americans were always more sensitive to the comments of outsiders than their fellow compatriots. There are a number of reasons why this is so. At any rate, being a somewhat naive Estonian exchange student provided the opportunity to be persuasive in a relatively unnoticeable way. But I suppose it also pointed out the cultural intelligence of those whom I questioned.
I hope you enjoyed the video.