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Thread #146443   Message #3400774
Posted By: GUEST,Tony
06-Sep-12 - 08:03 AM
Thread Name: Free the Pussy Riot Three
Subject: RE: Free the Pussy Riot Three
quote: ...cultures have to protest as they think effective.

Effectiveness is the issue here. Their stunts are not effective at promoting or even calling attention to a political view.

No one can even figure out what view is expressed by the chicken snatch. Watching that video suggests that there is an extreme tolerance of protest in Russia, that as long as you say you're protesting you can get away with anything.

And the Christ the Savior burlesque show just tells us that six women, out of a nation of 140 million, have some sort of complaint against the church. Their complaint appears to be that the church doesn't allow women to sing the liturgy while dancing Rockette style and substituting the word "shit" for the word "holy."

The only thing they're effective at is getting international publicity for a new and otherwise unknown rock band. And, very unfortunately for all of us, polarizing the public to opposite extremes, which weakens the democratic process and strengthens government power.