Types of protests

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Photog, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt I've got a rainbow butt! Staff Member

    I have protested in the past by peaceful marching.
    It was a casual stroll but hot both times.
    It seemed to me that a sacrifice of discomfort by the protester was an important part of the action.

    I'm wondering about these people protesting by lying on the ground for 4 hours?
    Holding your arms up for 4 hours would be a sacrifice but laying on the ground?
    Maybe if it was in dog poop.
     
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  2. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Protests can manifest in many forms, some form of sacrifice or discomfort being one of them. But IMO the underlying point of the protest is a form of non compliance to speak out against some manifestation of society and/or its control mechanism seen as morally harmful or against natural rights for example.

    Non compliance comes in many forms with various levels of risk. The greatest sacrifice, the greatest discomfort may not be the outwardly physical that we see but it may be a more personal thing as the person confronts themselves to act against previously held beliefs, many of them very strong.

    For some, even saying certain words or giving a certain opinion in public to family and friends may be as huge an act of protest as anything MLK or Gandhi ever did.

    I'm betting MLK and Gandhi would agree too!
     
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  3. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    If they lay on the street.....can we just make them roadkill?
     
  4. Sportello

    Sportello Well-Known Member

    Go ahead and try. That would mean one less idiot on BC.
     
  5. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

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    LOL!

    They too dumb to demonstrate on the street. They instead, sit in front of the tv and watch as megyn kellys nostrils flare while screaming on tv.

    TOS.
     
  6. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Two according to my math. You and Tos...so, where will you two be protesting?
     
  7. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    What do we have to protest? The unfair non-shootings of our stupid kids who rob stores and assault policemen?
     
  8. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    How about the corporate/political combo that's about ready to gut your pension?
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    TOS is not an idiot----he just needs to learn how to play well with others.
     
  10. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Upstate, wrong again
     
  11. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    TOS is not an idiot, ignorant maybe, mislead probably, but TOS has some serious intelligence in the right topic.
     
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  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Now, the Indians (feather kind) are upset that the missiles used on Syria are called Tomahawk. Where was your protest with Apache helicopters. Would you want the missiles named Melvin or Nancy?
     
  13. newfie

    newfie Well-Known Member

    always the fear mongering from the left.
     
  14. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Not a problem, we have the right with their fear mongering to make it "Fair and Balanced!"
     
  15. newfie

    newfie Well-Known Member

    your response appears to be missing the skepticism mentioned in another post.
     
  16. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    blowing up the phones of congressmen works better than protesting

    lobbying them works even better
     
  17. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Actually not, I pretty much reject both sides of political statism. In the end, both give you the same thing.
     
  18. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Boycotting with your dollars works best.
     
  19. newfie

    newfie Well-Known Member

    selective skepticism at best
     
  20. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    You just can't handle it when someone just doesn't follow the same herd you do.