Lord love academics, but they will be long-winded. Twenty pages to express the following three ideas:
- The antiwar movement was largely taken over by the Democratic party between 2002 and 2007;
- The Democratic party abandoned wholesale the antiwar movement without a qualm just as soon as they were finished using* the antiwar movement; and
- The antiwar movement collapsed like the empty suit that it was, just as soon as the elements were removed that made it more than a haven for some of the most vile examples of depraved scum in Western society**.
…which was, of course, already obvious to anybody with a triple-digit IQ. But I suppose that when people give you grant money to do a survey, you should write a paper. If only out of elementary politeness.
*Do I mean that in a sense that implies an uneven sexual power dynamic? Why, yes: yes, I think that I do.
**Not that the authors were sufficiently undiplomatic to imply said depravity: that’s all me. And while we’re on the subject, here’s a fourth bullet point:
- The antiwar movement will be reactivated just as soon as there’s another Republican President to vilify. And the antiwar movement will be more than happy to lick the Democrats’ hands, and comply.