Sunday, November 8, 2009

How to Protest the War and Not Look Like an Idiot, part 3

To celebrate Veteran's Day, I'm pleased to post these excerpts from Far & Wee #2, "How to Protest the War and Not Look like an Idiot." These pointers will be coupled with an image from my pictorial essay Protest!, which compiles pictures I took from over three years' worth of anti-war protests. Both are available for purchase if you'd like to drop me a line.

3. Celebrities make poor mascots. Actors get paid to play make-believe, so we’re inherently doubtful of their sincerity, and their statements are usually so over-generalized that they poorly represent the common man’s opinion anyway. Besides, if the media is covering your protest because of a celebrity’s involvement, its focus is probably less on the war and more on the wardrobe.

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