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Catfish and Cod
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
 
How rude!
(Link path: Boston Globe)

Look. You're free to protest all you want. But interfering with a sporting match in order to make your political point is just sad. You couldn't just protest by the side of the road, or near a TV camera, no, no. You had to make everyone's day miserable.

If blocking roads is considered proper political expression in France, what's next? Highway robbery?

The sad thing is that Jose Bove has a point: we do need public debate on GM foods and their impact on the economy and the environment. But burning crops, attacking restaraunts, and bringing the Tour de France to a halt is not the way to do it. Bove would do better to read Heinlein than Bakunin. Professor Bernado de la Paz would never stand for such a thing.