Monday, May 5, 2008

A Rose By Any Other Name...

Note to self. The world no longer experiences "food riots" - they are now to be termed "food demonstrations." Ahhh, the battle for control of the memes that are introduced into our minds is a fascinating thing to watch.

Mogadishu rocked by food demonstrations
By Abdi Sheikh and Abdi Mohamed

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A young man was killed when thousands of Somalis protested in Mogadishu on Monday over food traders' refusal to take old currency notes blamed for stoking spiraling inflation, witnesses said.

A shopkeeper shot the man dead after dozens of demonstrators wielding clubs and stones broke into his store. Locals said police wounded a teenage boy while trying to disperse hundreds of angry residents...

Just remember, it's a demonstration, not a riot. Keep repeating until you believe it.

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