The Protest Pot Is on the Boil
(NY Times, July 25, 2020) SEATTLE —
and protesters in Portland, Ore., galvanized thousands of people to march
through the streets of American cities on Saturday, injecting new life into
protests that had largely waned in recent weeks.
Galvanized, did it? Interesting word; “to stimulate to
And what is the subject of this
Aha, now we’re getting somewhere: to stimulate to action
violent clashes between federal agents and protesters.
There are several things worth doing when you read an inflammatory
statement or article. God knows, they’re everywhere today now that social media
has been invited into the national discourse—rather like allowing a wild-eyed,
racist, conspiracy-theorist uncle to sit down at the Thanksgiving table.
Anyway, those several things
source. Who wrote this and what is their agenda? If an individual, a Google
check usually suffices. If an organizat…