Jerks in Italy

Why is “protesting” now a synonym for jerk? Yesterday, anti-globalization protestors took the Olympic torch from an athlete running the torch in Italy.

In the past, protesting meant drawing people’s attention to your cause. Now it seems to mean demonstrating how much of an ass you are. Why do these people think that will change anyone’s mind. The only thing it proves is that anti-globalization is the position of selfish people. Who wants to join that movement?