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Thread #98468   Message #1951577
Posted By: GUEST,MarkS
29-Jan-07 - 04:33 PM
Thread Name: BS: Washington Anti-War Protest
Subject: RE: BS: Washington Anti-War Protest
I just a piece on this on the six o'clock news. The majority of the participants, at least those shown on TV, appeared to be in the 50+ age range. Why are the youth of America not protesting this war?

_Probably because there is no draft today. The impact of this war is only on those who joined volunteraly. Sadly, many of today youth see no stake in the war, and look at society only as a mechinism for self gratification. I doubt Paris Hilton, Brittany Spears, et al, could find Iraq on a map. And because they have nothing personal to loose, the indifference is scary.

Mark