posted on Nov, 26 2012 @ 06:04 AM
Originally posted by pheonix358
reply to post by Strictsum
Protesters around the world are usually handled the same way by security forces.
Exactly. Protesting doesn't work under authoritarian systems, for which China is the world model. In other words, get used to violent state crackdowns
on expression--they're coming to the West in a big way. All the signs, slogans, and marches aren't going to do anything except get people killed.
is needed to affect real social change. This can, unfortunately, also lead to
violence, but hopefully with something to actually show for it in the end. Protests garner a few quickly-forgotten news stories, a few jokes on SNL,
and that's about it. People just don't have the attention span to really care until things slap them in the face, by which point it's usually too late
edit on 11/26/12 by NthOther because: (no reason given)