We’re lounging against The Man!
Today’s political protesters don’t seem to have the commitment we saw in the turbulent 20th century. I’ve ranted about golf-playing protesters, radicals who don’t quite get it, and protesters who only rally in historical costumes.
That’s right. It’s like they came prepared to see fireworks or an eclipse or something.
“Excuse me, Alain, avez-vous the croissants?”
“Mais Non, Henri, but try some brie and champagne!”
We asked for comments but rally organizers reclined, so to speak. One protester did explain that lounge chairs make it easier to leave in a hurry when police are coming.
“You’ve gotta know when to fold ’em,” he said.
Demonstrators sit on deck chairs in front of the former Paris Stock Exchange during a rally against the upcoming G20 summit, March 28, 2009. REUTERS/ Benoit Tessier