The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Monday, September 26, 2005

DC anti-war protests draw at least 100,000

Crowd estimates always vary pretty widely, but that seems to be the agreed-upon low estimate. Others put the crowd at 150,000 to 300,000 to 500,000. But let's accept the low number.

The organizers of a pro-war demonstration hoped for 10,000. In a much simpler estimate, the official number was 400.

That's a ratio of 25 to 1.

Nevertheless, dutiful reactionary bloggers are sticking to their guns. One wrote "the inability of the anti-war movement to draw a large crowd for their rally yesterday shows that the situation back in the U.S. is nothing like it was in the Vietnam era."

The casualties are nothing like Vietnam, either. But apparently protests have to be as large as they were then or they 'don't count.'

Another, rather well-known reactionary writes that the protests drew "perhaps tens of thousands of people." Sheesh, even the Moonie-owned Washington Times puts it at 100,000.