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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 06:15 PM
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207. "Taking to the streets" may be more a symbolic term than anything else, these days...
Edited on Tue Jul-19-11 06:17 PM by Buns_of_Fire
I've been gassed, I've been sprayed, I've been chased. And other then the fact that I'm getting too damn old for that kind of stuff anympre, I think things would be a lot tougher for demonstrators from here on out. The tactics have changed along with the times, usually becoming a bit more brutal as those with something to lose become more paranoid about losing it.

These days, I would see effective techniques more as Monkeywrenching than anything else. Throwing sand in the gears. CNN probably wouldn't bother with reporting 10,000 literally "in the streets" protesting the Kook Brothers purchase of the government, but I think they WOULD report some group like Anonymous sucking every penny out of Kook Industries' bank accounts.

But even if they didn't, would it matter that much? This revolution will NOT be televised.
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