Sunday, March 02, 2003

This story:Demonstrators smash Peugeot to show support for U.S. troops (via Instapundit) bothers me slightly. It reminds me a little of people refusing to listen to Beethoven in 1914. This is trivial and frivolous, as in some ways was that, but in that case the underlying pathology was ultimately fairly unpleasant. If people want to boycott French wines because they don't want to give the French their money, well fine, but this almost seems to be an encouragement towards a mob mentality, and I don't like it.

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