If you’ve been to a major protest in the last 10 years, chances are you’ve heard the iconic chorus of “Which Side Are You On?” floating out from the crowd. While it’s been covered many times, the song’s potent message originally emerged from Appalachia’s brutal Coal Wars, labor struggles between miners and coal companies that stretched roughly from the 1890s through the 1930s.
Uprooting the fence so many sit on
(And isn’t “Big Green radicals” as much a oxymoron as “humanitarian intervention”?)
Interesting that this article singing the praises of the divestment movement is careful to point out that people divesting didn’t lose any money over it. Heaven forfend that anyone should lose money on saving civilization from utter destruction!
Even those criticizing people for sitting on the fence are feeling the pickets between their wickets.