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MASSIVE RIOTING IN BULGARIA RIGHT ABOUT NOW - SEE VIDEO

 
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01/16/2009 01:57 PM
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Actually it`s often the opposite, unfortunately. Many of the protesters think that certain people are responsible. And many who do nothing know that the whole system is rotten and it would be extremely hard to change anything.
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Sure, many of the protesters think A is responsible, some think B, and some have no idea - as with any large collection of people.

You say that the whole system is rotten, and I agree. That's my view here in the States as well. I don't direct my anger towards George W. Bush, because I know he is only a puppet. It's virtually the same across the board; many Congressmen, Bernanke and co. in the Fed, etc. etc. have nothing to do, fundamentally, with the system. Even Dick Cheney is a puppet. A puppet with more "responsibility" is still only a puppet.

But if your attitude is the same *and* you believe that doing nothing about it is the only justified reaction, I strongly disagree.

However, any protest should be careful not to turn the advantage over to those they're protesting against, as clearly with controlled elements they may be able to turn the unrest against them via more force, more propaganda for the couch squatters, etc.

But you have to understand something here: protests are an endangered species. Whether they are put to good use or not, they are primarily an example of natural, healthy disappointment. There is nothing wrong with this behavior and there is everything right with displaying your dissatisfaction. Whether it works will be left to chance.

Do nothing, and nothing wins.

Someday, we may look back and wish we still had it in us to be upset with our masters.
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And just to add something here, I don't think anybody with proven weight in their skull would suggest that a protest is going to change the public opinion overnight.

What a protest does best, however, is alert those who are not *thinking* about the issues in question, to consider assessing the situation. A demonstration is, in definition, merely a visible act.

A demonstration. Nothing fancy, just a way to get your views <-outside-> of yourself.
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Actually it`s often the opposite, unfortunately. Many of the protesters think that certain people are responsible. And many who do nothing know that the whole system is rotten and it would be extremely hard to change anything.


Sure, many of the protesters think A is responsible, some think B, and some have no idea - as with any large collection of people.

You say that the whole system is rotten, and I agree. That's my view here in the States as well. I don't direct my anger towards George W. Bush, because I know he is only a puppet. It's virtually the same across the board; many Congressmen, Bernanke and co. in the Fed, etc. etc. have nothing to do, fundamentally, with the system. Even Dick Cheney is a puppet. A puppet with more "responsibility" is still only a puppet.

But if your attitude is the same *and* you believe that doing nothing about it is the only justified reaction, I strongly disagree.

However, any protest should be careful not to turn the advantage over to those they're protesting against, as clearly with controlled elements they may be able to turn the unrest against them via more force, more propaganda for the couch squatters, etc.

But you have to understand something here: protests are an endangered species. Whether they are put to good use or not, they are primarily an example of natural, healthy disappointment. There is nothing wrong with this behavior and there is everything right with displaying your dissatisfaction. Whether it works will be left to chance.

Do nothing, and nothing wins.

Someday, we may look back and wish we still had it in us to be upset with our masters.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 589089

Absolutely. I think sooner or later a real change will come and protests are a good beginning, even if they are not against the root of the problem. Knowing the truth an thinking that nothing could be changed is not better than not knowing the truth and thinking a certain people are responsible for the mess. So, a bit more is needed from both sides - those who know what`s going on to be a little bit more optimistic and the other to find the truth. When this happens globally, the end of the current system will be nigh. hf
And just to add something here, I don't think anybody with proven weight in their skull would suggest that a protest is going to change the public opinion overnight.

What a protest does best, however, is alert those who are not *thinking* about the issues in question, to consider assessing the situation. A demonstration is, in definition, merely a visible act.

A demonstration. Nothing fancy, just a way to get your views <-outside-> of yourself.
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Yes, it`s a way to say to the people that something`s wrong.

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