The Democratic Party continues to lurch toward a tragic denouement in Denver for its nomination process, with various factions playing our their roles as prescribed by hubris. If you liked the drama of the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention, prepare for act II. A group called "Recreate 68" promises mischief. The Denver Post edidtorializes:
After losing their bid for coveted Civic Center park space in a lottery process Thursday, one of the group's lead organizers vowed to gather there anyway on the night before the Democratic National Convention and wreak havoc in the process.
The group spent a year making nice with city officials and asking to be dealt with in a civil fashion. Then they treated the entire process with a disturbing lack of respect.
It's a shame that the group has come to embody the hypocrisy it has so vitriolically attacked.
If hypocrisy is the worst of Recreate 68's sins, Denver is going to get off lightly. Chicago '68 was a bloody riot, one described as a riot by police in addition to demonstrators. Innoncent people were beaten senseless in the out of control rampage. Given the heat of passion created by identity politics, it could get very ugly indeed.