“It’s astonishing to see how Americans have been conditioned to think that political action and engagement is futile.” —Yves Smith
Small comfort that a large crowd attended Jon Stewart’s Rally for Sanity: 250,000.
It was certainly the largest gathering I’ve seen at a DC rally since the anti-Vietnam protests of the late sixties and early seventies.
And contrary to the predictions of some, it was not dominated by the young — seniors were well-represented and stories abounded…Michael Winship
That’s roughly three times wingnut rallies, tho’ not three times the noise. The Park Service contracts AirPhoto for accuracy, posted here. Many sister rallies in many cities, including Wasilla of course.