Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Occupy Reality: #context, re: peaceful protests (and more)
As I’ve walked through Zuccotti Park, I’ve often heard folks (especially those giving interviews) talking (boasting, even) about how peaceful OWS is. Without getting into the pros and cons of dissidents being so proud of obeying laws, I will say that the scene at OWS is definitely not peaceful. There’s nothing “peaceful” about an environment surrounded by armed enemies—no matter how many folk songs you sing or organic banana peels you compost. In fact, I’ll go as far as saying: In today’s society, there’s no such thing as a peaceful protest.
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