Bad scenery
Posted by aogMonday, 24 July 2006 at 09:58 TrackBack Ping URL

Over at Solomonia is a post about being threatened with violence for taking video and still images of a public protest (isn’t it interesting that you can guess the ideology of the protestors from just that fact?).

What I don’t understand is why it is considered objectionable to take pictures of a public protest? Is what goes on supposed to be secret, even though it’s held in public areas for display to the public? If your organization is doing things that you don’t want known at public protests, it would seem a better plan to just not do thing in public that you don’t want other people to know about.

How can a movement pretend to incipient majority status when it doesn’t dare let its actions be seen by that same majority? This just reinforces my view that much of what passes for politics in the Left these days is psychological theatre, design to play to an audience of the select and it’s so very annoying when the scenery gets up and interferes in the production.

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