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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:51 PM

87. I'm sorry but I believe that you're wrong.

Taking off your shirt in an airport in order to engage in a 4th Amendment protest is counterproductive.

Most of the people who agree with you will still agree with you, but now some will re-question their position based on the "but I'm not like that guy" problem.

Those who don't agree with you will now have their positions reinforced by the 'what a dick/looney' reaction that most of them will experience.

He seems to have a decent physique, so maybe he'll appeal to some liberal-minded young women. I don't see that as being particularly helpful to advancing the position.

We actually do have a system that still enables popular effort to change the rules. It's rigged against anyone who isn't rich, but there are still means to 'beat the house.' The thing is, the work required isn't glamorous, or flashy, or the kind of thing that gets you into newspaper headlines. It's tough, sometimes boring as hell, requires patience and persistence, and the capacity to work together.

This kind of thing just deceives people into thinking something might get done, when it's not getting done at all.

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