August 27, 2008
In the video here, Recreate 68’s Mark Cohen, dressed like Mickey Mouse in Walt Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, attempts to levitate the Denver Mint. Cohen is flanked by 1960s throwbacks spouting socialist nonsense.
Does Mr. Cohen sincerely believe he can actually levitate the Mint with his wizard outfit? No, of course not. But what Mr. Cohen does is make legitimate protest look patently ridiculous. Recreate 68 so far has not managed to incite a police riot in Denver, but he has effectively imparted the message that antiwar and antiglobalization demonstators are Looney Tunes, or maybe that should be Disney Tunes.