Some say that the demonstrators are just ‘serial demonstration junkies’ who just make it a point to join in every demo because they have nothing else better to do. The mayor of London - how did this bloke become a mayor? - said that, ‘with the greatest respect to their point of view, they have made it....it’s time for them to move on’. Others claim that most of the protesters don’t stay the night and go home before coming back the next day.
at the heart of the protests lies the participants' refusal to get used to the stink of shite by investing in air fresheners. All this ‘critique’ of the demo, obviously calculated to discredit the protestors, is nothing short of a/pathetic, i must say. Calling them ‘serial demo junkies’, smirking at the demonstrators not willing to stay the night, are just silly attempts to present the demonstrators as people without enough belief in their cause, and hence, purposed to cast their actions as without basis.
I do not need to be convinced that the sun rises for it to have risen mate. If you think about it, the existence of protests is dependent on the existence of evil, or/and the people yet to have gotten used to evil via compensatory strategies. So we can say that at the heart of the protests lies the participants' refusal to get used to the stink of shite by investing in air fresheners.
The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, along with the Bishop of London, makes a very interesting point that reveals the approach of the elite toward demos.
"With the greatest respect to their point of view, they have made it." - bbc
The freedom to ignore what might be right without the need to prove it wrong is that which turns democracy into a farce. ‘Their point of view’? That’s the problem isn’t it. As democracy is predicated on, amongst others, the respect of pluralism, (that is, the respect for differences in opinion) within a capitalist scheme of things, it amounts to the right of the disaffected to say their peace, and their exploiters to ignore them. Sorry mate, but the existence of 'serial demo junkies' is dependent on the existence serial assholes who are more into respecting their right to protest but not their right to be heard.
As i've stated time and again, the virtue of virtue is dependent on the virtue of the system wherein it is practiced. ‘Just let them have the freedom to say what they want, and we’ll exercise our right to ignore them.’ The freedom to ignore what might be right without the need to prove it wrong is that which turns democracy into a farce.
comment on related bbc article,
Word of Wisdom:
Where would Jesus be - would he be found camping with the protestors or celebrating God's salvation inside the cathedral. Somehow I could see him doing both. I wonder how much of the day those who work in the cathedral spend with the protestors and how many of the protestors spend time in cathedral (or would if it was open).
Word of Wisdom 110 made an interesting point about Jesus celebrating God's salvation in the church and camping outside with the protesters.
Just to add, i'd say that God's salvation celebrated in the church is well-illustrated in the protests outside.