On woman's suffrage: you are aware the suffragette's tactics involved a lot more than marches? They "heckled politicians, tried to storm parliament, were attacked and sexually assaulted during battles with the police, chained themselves to railings, smashed windows, set fire to postboxes and empty buildings, set bombs in order to damage churches and property and faced anger and ridicule in the media", to quote the Wikipedia article.
On Civil Rights, you know the story of the schoolchildren in Birmingham, Alabama? They achieved what the adults couldn't do, and managed to get rid of segregation in '63. How? Those brave children marched in spite of racist laws forbidding them to do so, were firehosed and went to jail by the thousands, unafraid. A mere week later, segregation was gone in their city. Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to surrender her seat. Numerous sit-ins were staged in defiance of racist laws. Martin Luther King himself went to jail time and time again.
Open revolt is a tactic of last resort, after anything else (especially any attempt to reason with those in power) has failed. After 30 years of criminal climate inaction, that point has clearly been reached.
Resistance and revolt does not mean "armed uprising". In fact, non-violent tactics have been more successful, and the results achieved more sustainable.
@martha Yes, I am. Those were a small number of people, especially compared to the number of people marching. Most "just" participated in marches and displayed how many people were supporting the Ideas.
If you want to do something more radical be my guest. Just stop hating on people who do not. It is the diversity of strategies that delivered.
I do not "hate" people who do not support any more radical forms of protest. I am just voicing my dissent over waves of "feelgood activism", aka activities which only make the activists feel better about themselves without actually changing a thing. So much time and effort is put into planning the 99th climate demonstration, with people deluding themselves into believing the 99th one will achieve what 98 could not.
Don't forget: these are people who understand the seriousness of the situation we are in. It is time to act accordingly.
@martha Maybe Beau of the Fifth Column say it better what I was trying to say about the value of a mix of strategies. (He even mentions the term.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsOEH7vXH3A&list=UU0YvoAYGgdOfySQSLcxtu1w&index=2
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