posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 06:05 AM
reply to post by purplemer
Wisdom is life giving and life preserving.
Foolhardiness is hazardous to health and life . . . FOR NO GOOD AND LASTING PURPOSE.
I have lived in and through such situations in foreign lands.
I can't imagine a local . . . authority . . . being the least bit impressed and kindly disposed toward such foreign cheekiness.
The typical perspective is that foreigners are being quite ARROGANT to presume to know enough solid facts from which to choose what side to be on.
And even where that choice seems clear . . . it's still presumptive of foreigners to insert themselves in the battle as though the foreigners are
some sort of white knights riding in to save the day and 'the local serfs.'
It has to be at least a 55-95% chance that the foreigners will be caught up in events that they brazenly insert themselves into in the midst of such
chaos--IN A WAY THAT--will result in their being
A) at least identified as a probable foreign "agent."
B) quite possibly injured
C) quite possibly imprisoned for an indefinite period without anything even resembling American rights of the accused.
To what end? To no good and lasting end. The effect of foreigner participants in such chaos cannot decide the issues. Their numbers are too small and
the attitude of the authorities toward their involvement can almost only be negative.
In this case, the OP is leading TOURISTS.
His FIRST AND PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY IS TO THE SAFETY OF HIS TOURIST CHARGES.
There's no way he can properly tend to that primary responsibility AND engage in the protests.
Besides, it's quite easy for "Monday morning quarter-backers" from a distance--to pontificate on what the leader of helpless tourists should do in