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Thread #146443   Message #3395625
Posted By: GUEST,Tony
26-Aug-12 - 07:53 PM
Thread Name: Free the Pussy Riot Three
Subject: RE: Free the Pussy Riot Three
Stim: As I said in my second post, I assume there are legitimate issues to protest, but what I'm not getting is how desecrating a church draws attention to those issues. If anything, it contributes to the appearance of freedom that Kramer says is undeserved, by the relative leniency with which it was addressed. Where in the world can a woman put a chicken in her vagina at the supermarket and not be locked up in a nut house or prosecuted for shoplifting?

Assuming the picture that former US Assistant Secretary of State Kramer paints of Russia is accurate, there have been many other protesters (who may have marched with placards not smeared with feces), and, quoting him, they've been beaten by police and their homes raided. If true, that's something we should be hearing about and signing petitions in support of, and this rock band publicity stunt is an insult to them.

But really we shouldn't even have time for that. We should be too busy protesting our own government, that taxes the poor to give welfare to the obscenely rich, and sends its youth to kill and die in order to get control of Caspian Sea oil trade. If the Russians are protesting, they're one step ahead of us.