No doubt Karl Rove & Co. are praying for some telegenic violence at the Republican National Convention. Without the violence, why would anyone bother to watch? But a second Seattle would help feed the fear that is Team Bush’s only real hope of victory.
So I find this proposal from John Perry Barlow — proposing street theater of a somewhat Dadaist character — very encouraging.
As between John’s idea of having well-dressed people break into dance at random times and places and Rev. Billy’s stunt of having them instead recite the First Amendment, I’m on Rev. Billy’s side, but perhaps that’s because I have no rythym. Either one beats standard-issue demonstrating, hands down.
That leaves the problem of what to do about the people who come to town planning to break windows. On that, I’m fresh out of ideas.