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Thread #78496   Message #1413167
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
17-Feb-05 - 02:28 PM
Thread Name: 5 Dems to Stand Trial for Slashing GOP Tires
Subject: RE: 5 Dems to Stand Trial for Slashing GOP Tires
I can't remember it working like that, akenaten. Tokenism isn't really that effective, and that's what that kind of thing is. Now, if we'd been able just to stop where we were in Whitehall, and refuse to go home, that might have got things moving, but the kind of symbolic street heroics that just trashes the place is a waste of time, and presents no kind of problem to the authorities.

They know how to deal with that stuff. In fact, it's what they want to see happen. It's not jumping out of the box, it's jumping into the box.