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Sit-ins. Walk-outs. Smashing up the headquarters of a major political party. Chaining yourself to the railings outside your local sweet shop because they changed Marathons to Snickers. How have you stuck it to The Man?

(, Thu 11 Nov 2010, 12:24)
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It doesn't really work....but then neither do communist regimes, nor totalitarian states or any of the other bizarre socio political human constructs. They all have faults, they all have things that function well, none of them can offer everything. Protest is an inalienable right in some lucky countries but violent protest in such a situation generally suggests an excuse for a dust up and some wanton carnage. I would have thought that taking an ethical stance would engender some pride in ones beliefs and doesn't necessarily go hand in hand with masked muppets lobbing missiles. In some countries/regimes certainly it may be necessary to enable radical change, in the UK I am not convinced it is really necessary.

No, I don't have any particular long standing political leanings before you ask. Oh, and I appreciate I may be wrong.
(, Fri 12 Nov 2010, 20:28, Reply)

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