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  • I am not a fan of today's Civil Disobedience tactics, especially sitting in the middle of train tracks or totally blocking traffic, especially on freeways--pointless.

    Causing people to be late to important medical appointments, emergency vehicles to have to be diverted, or causing people to be late to work, thereby risking job losses, or preventing people from going about their daily lives and business doesn't help the causes they're protesting on behalf of. It's pointless.
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  • Progress requires many perspectives

    I tend to use the protests against genetic engineering as my example. A certain stupidity can be spoken of with a protester that wishes to suppress any further progress. What is needed is calm tolerance and many of these students require exposure to extreme views to develop into adults. With genetic engineering protests it never halted what was necessary only pushed what was necessary underground, so now scientists are beyond reproach and sensible critisism may have been necessary and could have been offered but now everything is underground. My personal opinion about loud angry protesters are that their idiots and the education has been expensive with little uptake on the whole bother of the many lessons, a reality-estranged-naivity as well as pathological craving for primitive values such as retribution and vengeance, they have little to say but say it loudly, so loud that individuals with something valueable to say are not heard. My theory is that these students are thoroughly poor and studid in their ideas, border fanatism and have little or nothing of any value to offer or have never been offered anything of any value, or have been given too many answers, creating a form of psychopathy where they are now wildly out of control and seek to just hit whatever randomly even if they don't understand it. They need anarchist community and to feel like they are somehow part of the smart people, yet are too loud and idiotic to actually be smart. My advice is to stop giving dumb people all the answers before they even have basic answers.

  • I am not a fan of today's Civil Disobedience tactics, especially sitting in the middle of train tracks or totally blocking traffic, especially on freeways--pointless.

    Causing people to be late to important medical appointments, emergency vehicles to have to be diverted, or causing people to be late to work, thereby risking job losses, or preventing people from going about their daily lives and business doesn't help the causes they're protesting on behalf of. It's pointless.

  • I am not a fan of today's Civil Disobedience tactics, especially sitting in the middle of train tracks or totally blocking traffic, especially on freeways--pointless.

    Causing people to be late to important medical appointments, emergency vehicles to have to be diverted, or causing people to be late to work, thereby risking job losses, or preventing people from going about their daily lives and business doesn't help the causes they're protesting on behalf of. It's pointless.

  • I am not a fan of today's Civil Disobedience tactics, especially sitting in the middle of train tracks or totally blocking traffic, especially on freeways--pointless.

    Causing people to be late to important medical appointments, emergency vehicles to have to be diverted, or causing people to be late to work, thereby risking job losses, or preventing people from going about their daily lives and business doesn't help the causes they're protesting on behalf of. It's pointless.

  • I am not a fan of today's Civil Disobedience tactics, especially sitting in the middle of train tracks or totally blocking traffic, especially on freeways--pointless.

    Causing people to be late to important medical appointments, emergency vehicles to have to be diverted, or causing people to be late to work, thereby risking job losses, or preventing people from going about their daily lives and business doesn't help the causes they're protesting on behalf of. It's pointless.

  • Breaking laws to protest against laws

    All of time when people try to politically protest whether it is because of laws that are in place or policies they dislike they will get violent and break laws to prove their points, which in my eyes is unacceptable. To cause harm or to do things illegal to prove your point kind of degrades your point a little, don't you think?

  • Yes, many political protesters are going too far.

    While many protesters keep things civil, many are getting too caught up in the emotional side of politics. The current political climate is highly charged, and some extreme protesters are resorting to violent or destructive protest methods that only further divide the political parties. Those types of extreme protests are not productive. The ideas an energy of those protesters could be used in a much more positive way.

  • Yes, they are now the conservative oppressors they used to oppose.

    Politically correct mob rule based on self-importance, arrogance, sense of superiority and conformity to stupid ideology is replacing law. Criticising people who have a different opinion and trying to force them to leave their jobs despite them not doing anything illegal by ganging up on them is despicable behaviour in my view.

  • No, the have not.

    Some political protests, such as the one where KKK and members of the Westboro Baptist Church started throwing urine at each other have gotten out of hand, but that does not mean that protests in general have gone too far. Protests are an important and necessary part of the Democratic process.

  • No, the right to protest peacefully is one that is sacrosanct

    The idea that political protests today have somehow gone too far ignores the context of the protests. These protests are against those that are literally staring them down as they are protesting. While protesting bankers and politicians may seem calm, the bankers and politicians are rarely staring the protesters down as they are protesting. This is a heated issue and given the context, the protests are completely within the lines.


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