[thechat] FW: Protesters

Miriam miriam at dynagirl.com
Thu Oct 11 07:16:49 CDT 2001

> (Erika)
> It's so weird to me that people don't understand the goals and
> methods of non-violent activism.

No, I do understand those goals and methods.
Unfortunately they're not always the best means - yes, ideally "best" - but
not always practical or expedient when used exclusively in such a complex
situation; especially in the face of power-hungry (and let's face it, that's
what this is about, it's not about Palestine or Mecca) madmen who have used
very effective psyops against the people of their country.

I'm not saying that the Official Response So Far is good, either. I think
it's a little hot off the marker and probably playing the wrong game.

Carrots and sticks work best in combination; not exclusively....

> (iris)
> it's the soundbites that are so dangerous.  we start
> repeating the soundbites from tv and from our
> politicians, more and more, and more and more people,
> and then it becomes a chant.

Hear, hear!
As consumers of news and other media, we must insist upon detailed and
thoughtful analysis of the facts...

peace out,

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