Monday, September 17, 2012

Why are there so many demonstrations now?

Today was the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest single day battle in American History. Yesterday was Mexican Independence Day.

People in China are rioting against the Japanese. People in many Muslim countries are demonstrating against a third rate movie that no one has seen that is advertised as treating the Profit blasphemously.

I can think of other recent demonstrations in Burma, India and Kenya. In Mali people from the north invaded Timbuktu and refugees have gone south. There are probably more examples, but they are not much covered in our news.

Is all this coincidental? Or is it simply the rioting season when the weather is right in the Northern Hemisphere for people to go out and demonstrate, and for armies to clash?

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