Of course civil disobedience is treated as disobedience

In response to any worthwhile protest, the options are resist or acquiesce.   If ignore is an option, then the protest is ineffective and should be turned up. Which brings us back to the point of resistance or acquiescence.   So, to condemn the school administrators who are punishing the walk out protesters just to say they should have instead ignored them is silly. (Unless … Continue reading Of course civil disobedience is treated as disobedience

The successes of the walking out protests

Some students walked out of school today in response to the latest shooting. Some people, primarily non-students, are very upset about this. A run-down of the bad arguments I’ve seen levied against the walkout, and why each one is ridiculous. Put together, they reveal the opposition is people digging their heels into the ground for entirely selfish reasons. Bad argument #1: The kids are just … Continue reading The successes of the walking out protests

Contradiction: Democracy and business

Another contradiction I noticed (five years ago, forgot, and was reminded of today): Some people say we should run the government like a business. They often say voting for a certain person for political office is good because the person has experience in business. At the same time, many of these people will express adoration for democracy. And, no, they are not suggesting business ought … Continue reading Contradiction: Democracy and business