Tim Blair points out the bizarre role-reversal by the left since the 1960s:
Which is precisely what our idealistic young anti-globs are fighting to maintain. What do they want? Over-regulated and burdensome taxation regimes, run by hidebound bureaucracies!When do they want it? NOW!If anything, Tim gives the anti-globos too much credit for having ideas of any sort. They're just anti.
These anti-freedom monkeys are strange inheritors of the 1960s protest tradition. Hippies hated rules (or so they said); the anti-globs want rules for everything. They're a whole different breed of idiot. Witness how protests have changed over the past 25 years:
1967: Give peace a chance
2002: Give police states a chance
1967: LSD is good
2002: Genetically modified food is bad
1967: Ban the bomb!
2002: Ban the burger shops, shoe makers, crop scientists, coffee stores, trade, business, and commerce!
1967: Think global, act local
2002: Think local, act anti-global
1967: Expand your consciousness
2002: Throw rocks