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loomuus
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socialpinko
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Protesters who hide there identity to the public.

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socialpinko
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/27/2012 Category: Society
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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loomuus

Con

When you make a statement in protesting something you believe is wrong why should you hide your face or deny accountability for your actions? Case in point are the p*ssy riot protesters. P*ssy riot clowns wore masks an when caught denied they were a part of the band. Why be cowards an do this. Stand strong an behind your beliefs an let the world an your recipient hear an know who you are. I would not wear a mask if I believed strongly in what I was protesting.How about you would you or wouldn't you wear a mask? And if you would where a mask tell us why you coward!
socialpinko

Pro

==Why protesters should be able to hide their identities==


(I) Utilitarianism


My main line of argumentation will proceed from the perspective of utilitarianism. Utilitarianism is a consequentialist philosophy which judges actions based on its outcome. While protests are generally rooted in foundational principles, a utilitarian perspective will be necessary if one is to be able to create a state of adherence to those principles. For instance, while the colonist revolutionaries had strong foundational principles, a utilitarian perspective in regards to attaining and keeping power was imperative. Otherwise those principles would have had no existence in reality.


The main reason one protests something is to change it. For instance, the Tahrir Square protests in Cairo were a means to reforming various aspects and policies of the Egyptian government. Since the end in sight is large scale reform and is usually directed against those in power, sometimes hiding one's identity is necessary in order to elude persecution. This is the reason why the hacker group Anonymous is just that, anonymous as various agencies from the FBI[1] to Interpol[2]. If Anonymous wasn't anonymous it would have been shut down long ago with its members prosecuted. Obviously if you want to change things and the only way to do so is to hide one's identity, utilitarianism demands anonymity is necessary.


===Sources===


[1] http://www.wired.com...
[2] http://www.washingtonpost.com...
Debate Round No. 1
loomuus

Con

loomuus forfeited this round.
socialpinko

Pro

Extend refutation. My argument regarding then utilitarian nature of hiding one's identity from the public and from those who might try to stop protests has not been challenged by Con. Vote Pro.
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