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Thursday, September 08, 2005

I protest
Liberty Unbound
by Rycke Brown

"A street protest has two main purposes: informing the public about a cause, and demonstrating support or disapproval. Obviously, before you can get the masses out, you have to reach 'em and teach 'em. And you have to reduce the fear level: when people lose their fear of talking about a subject, they find that they are not alone in their beliefs, that they might even be a majority. That's when change happens in a democracy. (Don't tell me it's a republic. Franklin said that we had a republic, if we could keep it, and we didn't. But we can regain it.) Mass protest isn't necessary for radical change, and may even be counter-productive. The masses only get out on the street when they are really pissed off, and it is not pretty. The American people have plenty of reasons to be pissed off and they know it, but they're comfortable. Which is why we won't be seeing a draft anytime soon." (for publication 10/05)


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