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And a note on the use of force.
In Reply to: Depends on how drunk you got me. posted by MDG on March 01, 19100 at 16:26:11:
I wonder, Barry, if you misunderstand my objection to violent revolutions. I am for revolutionary change, and I have no qualms about marching in the streets, en masse, and confronting power. I fully expect that change of the scope needed will require militant action: I am reminded of civil rights demonstrators marching right up to racist sheriffs brandishing shotguns and demanding equality, or animal rights activists marching right up to jeering, heavily-armed crowds and demanding an end to pigeon shoots. These are militant actions fraught with danger, but necessary for change. Should the sheriffs or shooters turn on the demonstrators, as happens, public sentiment often sides with the demonstrators and hastens change.