Really? That’s your best argument?
Blog Guy, I’m guessing you lived through the 1960s, a decade known for political turmoil. What’s the most important weapon when the people want to protest against the establishment?
Gosh, the ’60s were long ago, but I’d say the best weapon is cool logic. When the whole world is watching, argue your points eloquently and factually.
Like, you take this left-wing protester in the photo above, using her finger to enumerate the points she wishes to make to riot police, starting with number one.
That’s good advice, Blog Guy. How else can you punctuate your argument?
Build up to a dramatic closing statement. “Thus, sir, I submit that your deficit-cutting plan may bankrupt our great nation…”
I see. And that’s it?
Nah, then you go ahead and hurl a burning garbage can at motorcycle cops. It’s like saying, “I rest my case.”
Ah. But suppose I’ve made my case, and I still want to leave one final, indelible mark on the world’s psyche. What can I do?
Um, I call your attention to the creativity of the protester in the photo on the right.
Wow. That’s as dramatic as it gets, right?
No, I’d say the real drama is just about to begin.
Top: A left-wing protester gestures in front of riot police during a rally by far-right supporters in Munich, November 13, 2010. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
Left: A protester throws a garbage can towards policemen during a rally against austerity in Athens, November 15, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis
Right: A protester urinates in front of a row of policemen during riots in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, June 18, 2010. REUTERS/Alejandra Bartoliche
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