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Old 2011-08-10, 01:17   Link #15607
This was meaningless
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Not on this site no more.
Age: 31
The riots came up over dinner with some older friends of mine. One (who is still a hippie) wondered why this kind of "active social movement" hasn't happened in the US even in lighter tones (she'd been very active in a number of movements and protests back in the 60s among other things) considering similarities in social injustice and I jokingly said maybe it's because most Americans are too overweight to be that active. Then we talked about how the demographic who may have been motivated to march or protest (or just riot) in the states during her youth are probably too absorbed in raging at each other or preaching to thin air on blogs, forums, or on other social media sites.

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