2. "RE: when they Lose (or Win) will you still support them?" In response to Reply # 1
>what if they win and you don't agree with their policies.. >will you still support them?
of course i will. i generally support movements that challenge the tyranny of western power. yes, i say that much "protest" in the west is futile, and it is, but this, and what's been happening in spain this year, and even things like the riots in london, are far more powerful.
> >They might not EVER win.
they might not, true.
>They might always be subject to NeoLiberal agent provocateurs >within the "movement"...what will you do?
as long as the current power structure remains, most likely so. after all this shit's been going on in italy, for example, since world war 2.
3. "remember the context," In response to Reply # 1 Mon Sep-12-11 12:26 PM by peebo
that discussion months ago centred around shit like the g8 geldof and bono protest, and iraq war march. and i didn't say it was intrinsically bad, just futile, and dangerous from the point of view that people taking part in it think they've done their bit. went along on a peaceful law abiding government sanctioned protest march. had their say. and were completely ignored. often these same characters will pour scorn on individuals and groups partaking in real activism. surely, you must agree on this? the views you regularly espouse would suggest as much, at least.