Self Serve Protests


Everyone probably read already about the pie Mr. Rupert Murdoch took to the face recently. What I found interesting was how the event was reported – with pieces like this. Reporters of all people understand who Mr. Murdoch is and what he stands for. The fact that he is still getting sympathetic treatment even from them shows the actual effect of such protests – to make the protesters themselves feel important, firing up people with whom they already agree, and alienating the majority of people who actually make the decisions.

The same goes generally for dancing, singing, breaking laws for the sake of being arrested, etc. I happen to think that liberals are usually right on most issues, on an intellectual, rational level. And yet, we are generally considered to be emotional, bleeding-heart weirdos, whereas corporate conservatives manage to come off as no-nonsense champions of rationality. Sure, it’s more glamorous to be a ‘civil disobedience martyr’, but we have to be careful that our enthusiasm doesn’t send the wrong message to those who aren’t already converted to our way of thinking.

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Steve W Yes PW, the URL above is just such an example of such a protest. Singing and getting arrested and just doing all the kind of things you say make  liberals like yourself look bad. I think you should send them a letter and chastise them for being such idiotic self centered show-boaters, then you should print their reply (if they have the guts to reply) and your letter to them right here in this blog. Ha, I just can’t wait to see what they say when you show them how much egg they have on their faces, PW. What… Read more »

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