Friday, November 18, 2011

Goldy: "What Exactly Is It that Occupy Critics Don't Get About Civil Disobedience?"

An if you think their civil disobedience has been an inconvenience to you, trying being a participant. Do you think the protesters like marching through the freezing rain? Do you think they enjoy camping out on the pavement, or getting themselves arrested or beaten or doused with pepper spray? Do you think the organizers of yesterday's action wanted to piss off motorists and bus commuters? Of course not. But this is what works. Faced with corporate media hostile to their agenda, if they want to get their message heard, the protesters have no choice but to give reporters the one thing that they can't resist: A great fucking story. MORE...
Howie P.S.: Like Herman Cain, I've had all these thoughts about the "inconvenience" argument spinning inside my head. Goldy got me straightened out.

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