[thechat] What can WE do?

Hugh Blair hblair at hotfootmail.com
Thu Sep 20 09:51:07 CDT 2001

Martin, love ya to death, but you're seriously warped if you think
that protest movements SOLVED anything.  Did they contribute to a
change in the thinking of the local/country/world populace?  Yep.
And not always to the positive.

It's clearly "been used effectively as a method of communicating
ideas", but that by itself does not SOLVE anything.  As the title
of this thread says, I'm looking for what I/We can do about what
happened last week.

RE: your points listed below...
Protests didn't SOLVE any of those issues.


> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:thechat-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of
> martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
> Subject: RE: [thechat] What can WE do?
> Hugh
> You're probably not aware of the change in society made by protest
> movements using
> traditional-based music. It's been used effectively as a method of
> communicating ideas
> of social change for the last 400 years (that I'm aware of), not least
> contributing to:
> *) Ending the Vietnam war
> *) The civil rights movement
> *) Highlighting the effective indentured slavery of farm workers following
> the Oklahoma dust bowl
> *) Womens' sufferage
> *) Ending apartheid
> Cheers
> Martin

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