The best part of May Day?
In the middle of hundreds of thousands of socialists, communists, lenninist, unionists and others this guy stompted on the hood of his Triumph and rocked.
There is something visceral and I love about the energy of manifestations in France. People giving a damn and taking to the streets. It also feels in some ways like a time past. People now have other options to inspire and instill change. This guy did feel like a time before I was born when rock and roll was the voice of disent.
The crowd tends to be older at these manifestions, 50 something. I was in Prague in 2000 during the IMF protests/riots- I was 23 and many others seemed about my age. Maybe it feels old on the street because the youth are at home doing change rather than walking down the street yelling about change. More likely, as with most things in our frangmenting world the new and the old are equally important to moving forward.