“Egotist, n. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me.”
― Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary
The Crowd is not the sum of its parts.
I don't get why people are making things up that are completely untrue. It isn't just him, I've seen other posters do it too.
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields
I suppose you would like them to just sit down and be quiet? That really shines a light on the cause, now doesn't it? Maybe they could each write a letter to the editor?
Sorry for the inconvenience, but it seems that effective protests involve people getting in the way.
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...and, if you don't pay attention to this level of "in the way", the level of "in the way" gets escalated. There is a real issue to be heard. If people do not chose to hear it at this level, be prepared for the "volume to be raised".
"But at the same time, it is as necessary for me to be as vigorous in condemning the conditions which cause persons to feel that they must engage in riotous activities as it is for me to condemn riots. I think America must see that riots do not develop out of thin air. Certain conditions continue to exist in our society which must be condemned as vigorously as we condemn riots. But in the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard." Martin Luther King, Jr.
'Riot is the language of the unheard' What MLK would have said about the London riots - Waging Nonviolence
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It seems to me that the phrase, "unarmed black teenager shot by white cop" was heard loud and clear. What wasn't heard was "Thug attacks cop, gets shot."
Will it take a riot for that to be heard?
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.