Political Animal


September 13, 2012 8:17 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

After looking at the images of protestors in Egypt, all young, all male, I decided to post a song by one of my all-time favorites, the Swimming Pool Qs, performing “Restless Youth” in Savannah last year.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • terraformer on September 13, 2012 9:34 AM:

    I think I understand why the protests are happening, and I can at some level kind of agree with it.

    But really, I'm kind of tired of violent protests and attacks on embassies because someone made a video. It apparently offends Muslims for several reasons, and I recognize the "never portray the Prophet" issue. But get a handle. See that someone's pulling your strings to get you to react. You're being played.

    If all it takes to cause massive unrest is someone making a video and putting it out there, maybe it's time to look inward and consider whether reflexive attacks on all things representing the country from which the video emanated is a little much. Or perhaps I'm just tired of religion in general, and all the historical ills it has wrought in this world. And this is just another example of it.

    End rant.

  • Jon B. on September 13, 2012 9:37 AM:

  • Dean on September 13, 2012 10:33 AM:

    I dig their older song "Corruption" :)