Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Wild Ones

What are the G20 protesters protesting? Watching protest coverage on the CTV News channel, I saw a sign that answers that question. "FIGHT ALL INJUSTICE," it said.

All injustice? Wow. That's so non-specific while at same time so comprehensive.

It reminds me of an exchange in that proto-biker flick, The Wild One. (Biker flicks: now there's an extinct genre ripe for revival). "What are you rebelling against, Johnny?" the dewy-eyed ingenue asks the exceedingly young and hot Marlon Brando, who--be still my heart--is encased in leather. "Whaddya got?' is his reply.

The retort to the all-inclusive Utopian was also on view, in what amounted to a small counter-protest. "DON'T PROTEST. START A BUSINESS." it read.

Capital--or should I say captitalist?--advice.

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