One of the main Anxiety-management rituals that social movements engage in.  It gives the hard-core something to do that’s in their comfort zone (booking coaches, printing placards), it’s a low-risk activity for the semi-committed.  That it no longer gets any significant press coverage is an excuse for tssking and denouncing the media for being the media…

I have written so much on marches, to so little effect. So it goes.

See also smugosphere, Zombie repertoires,

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