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Can you think of any other or, at this point, are we out of options? How do you convince and/or reason with people who think civility is no longer an option? What other ways do you suggest to people who want to fight the aggression by their own governments? Break out your Thoreau, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King Jr. - what would they do?

FTA: "For all intents and purposes, democratic government is breaking down, and we are approaching a crisis point in American society as greater numbers of those on the left and right are beginning to recognize. They see a government that is not only malfunctioning; it is also a government that is spinning out of control. And a government out of control is one that won’t listen... When all other methods have failed, there are really only three ways to deal with a government that doesn't listen to the voters: one, you can be uncivil - showing up at a controlled event and shouting, heckling, and creating a disturbance and otherwise raising hell; two, you can engage in civil disobedience - staging sit-ins, refusing to pay taxes, etc.; or the final option, which is no real option at all and which we don’t want to see happen, outright violence... Clearly, civility is no longer the overriding concern."

Forcing Politicians to Listen: Dissent, Rebellion and All-Around Hell-Raising


Original posting by Braincrave Second Life staff on Jun 23, 2010 at http://www.braincrave.com/viewblog.php?id=240

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