A kind reader pointed out this morning's insulting take on the Brigham Young University protests against Dick Cheney coming to deliver BYU's commencement address. Howard Berkes spends a lot of time talking about the colors that Republicans are wearing--blue--and then goes on to mention that the protesters against Cheney will be wearing white. He informs us that white is the color of surrender! Subtle isn't it.
If Berkes had done a little poking around he might have realized that white is often the color of peace, and has been employed by the women's suffrage movement in the US, by Cuban women dissidents, by G-8 anti-poverty protesters, Italian anti-globalization activists, and the immigrant rights demonstrators of 2006. So much for surrender.