posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 07:01 PM
reply to post by gimme_some_truth
Pft, tell that to the founding fathers.
The Founding Fathers did much more than protest, and if you honestly believe that England just backed off because a bunch of colonist sat their asses
down in front of horse and carriages then perhaps you might consider working a little harder at studying the history of Revolutionary War of 1776.
Tell that to the civil rights protestors of the 50's 60's and 70's.
The so called "civil rights" protestors are as much a part of the problem today as are the apathetic. Unlike Dr. King, Malcolm X understood the
profound problem with demanding civil rights and instead called for an assertion of unalienable rights.
Civil rights are legal rights and legal rights are rights granted to people by governments. What can be granted by government can be taken away by
government. Make no mistakes about it, the arrogance of the Patriot Act, as well as the plethora of other intrusive acts of legislation, are directly
related to the indoctrinated who proudly pat themselves on the back and demand respect because they "marched on Washington with Dr. King". Today,
very few people talk about rights as being natural and unalienable, and those who do in the U.S. are branded "homegrown terrorists". Pfffftttt
indeed. Thanks for all you've done to get us here, now pat yourself on the back and smugly tell more people how important their civil rights are.
Edit to answer this question:
Were these people powerless?
I never said anyone was powerless, and do not believe people are. What I did say that was in the end, protest is really just an admission of
powerlessness. There is a big difference even if it is a nuanced one.
edit on 6-6-2011 by Jean Paul Zodeaux because: (no reason