(Our first dispatch from D.C.! Climb aboard! – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)
Hey, everyone: just a short hello from Washington D.C., where I and a few other thousand people marched from the White House to the Capitol building. Later tonight or tomorrow people will be around to post pictures from the demonstration, including a few of your favorite bloggers. And not-so-favorite, I guess. Don’t worry: my feelings aren’t hurt.
A quick impression: lots of people, and especially lots of young people. Crowds that have no business hanging out together, in other circumstances. Libertarians marching side-by-side with militant socialists. A thin and pathetic line of conservatives along the street, warning us that we’re all traitors. Some expected musical accompaniment (guitars, bongo drums) and some quite unexpected (solo horn, a family quartet backed by accordion). Students groups, feminist groups, civil rights groups, 9-11 truthers, proletarian newspaper distributors, the good, the bad, and the nutty, all moving in a mass towards the Capitol, at least for once under the banner of a common goal.
It’s a start, at least. I hope y’all have plans for the 21st, as well.