“It’s Like the Sixties Without the Acid”

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Or the revolutionary politics.

But less cynically, the atmosphere on Tuesday night was incredible. Spontaneous street parties, intersection takeovers, lamp post and statue climbing, at least here in New York. I hear in Williamsburg they actually threw bottles at cops.

All of this marks something new and hopeful for me in the state of politics. We have a huge number of hightly politicized youth. Obama’s rhetoric draws heavily on various social movements, chants of “yes we can” all around that night. In fact, “yes we can” is a fucking good slogan and as much as it just sort of sits out there not attached to anything real (in Obama’s case) we can reappropriate it.

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One response to ““It’s Like the Sixties Without the Acid”

  1. easily reappropriated with the counter slogan “can we fix it!?”

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