Thursday, July 17, 2008

Another example of "consequence free" confrontation

It is so easy to poke the bear when you know the bear will absolutely not bite you, when you are guaranteed to be able to get away with it. There is no "speaking truth to power" in that. Just opportunism and to a degree cowardice. It is easy to demonstrate where demonstrating is free. It is quite different to demonstrate about real issues in places where there is a real cost to dissection. That guy in Tiananmen Square was protesting. He was putting it all on the line for what he believed in. Quite the contrast from these people who protest against the issue du jour while risking nothing.

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