I only heard about Red Friday a few minutes before it started. I’m sure it started out as something non-partisan and non-political, but Lowell Green was promoting it on his right-wing, redneck morning radio show and to me it just reeked of mindless American copycat patriotic fever. [click photos to enlarge]
I only saw one person I know there. He offered me a red jacket, but I declined: I was happy in black. He’s not a redneck but he supports the troops, whatever that means in this day and age. I think Bush has co-opted and totally corrupted the meaning of supporting troops. Anyway, I think I snapped this picture of him when the speaker asked everybody to cheer for the buses lined up behind us. Yay buses! What’s the world coming to when we cheer buses and boo the NDP?