Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by biggus dickus, Apr 20, 2012.
i don't see why they should when they paid to see a bunch of grandstanding twats already
Was going to post this outrage on Teuchters 'Americanisms' thread but I don't want to give the dull cunt validation.
I wasn't trying to be witty. But thanks for the compliment anyway.
It wasn't a compliment, I was saying you are stupid: a belief your reply has reinforced
Maybe you are. But you're still daft.
Yes. I was totally serious when I said I was devastated.
Yes it's common knowledge
That you're stupid
Who's what now?
It's another example of when you should have left everyone thinking you thick instead of posting and proving you are
How did you get that?
I would say that their lives and aspirations trump those of protest groups since it's more difficult to get to the Olympics than go on a demo and most athletes usually only have one or two chances in their lives to compete in the Olympics
It's called logic biggus. What do you think the protestors might be demonstrating about? It's not principled opposition to hurdles or the inherent sexism of the high jump is it?
Shows how out of touch with reality you are though. Why would you think that the lives and aspirations of protestors are defined by their organising of demonstrations? There's many things people only get one opportunity at, and if things continue as they are that may reduce to zero. Things that are a lot more important than trying to get to the other end of a track faster than someone else.
How would you feel if there was a demonstration against the 'Islamification' of the UK?
What? There are such protests. I think they're fucking stupid.
Now can you explain the relevance, then actually address my post rather than farting out irrelevant bollocks?
Not if you're going to be so rude
I was just interested in people's opinions since it seemed like quite an interesting subject for discussion but I really can't be bothered with a discussion involving so many personal insults, if I wanted mindless abuse I could just go to one of those bbs for teenagers
Who should what?
Call me a cynic but given your form, including posts on this thread, I find that difficult to believe.
I'm not against people doing athletics. I'm against the anti-democratic feel of how the whole thing has been run from the start. Cost overruns, my having no real say in the matter, people's rights being suppressed for the benefit of sponsors, that kind of shit.
The homeless community will suffer more harrasment.....
please add further reasons as you see fit....
The involvement of ATOS with the paralympics
I meant protesting at the actual event. Like I put in my first post, there are so many things that are wrong with the London Olympics and the Olympics in general, I was just wondering what people thought about trying to disrupt the actual events themselves?
I kind of think that it would be better to let the sports be the focus of the event. For the sake of the sports themselves and also because you run the risk of looking like a bunch of dicks trying to hijack it. And also there is the risk that people who may be sympathetic in the right context will be annoyed by having to watch protests while they are waiting for the running to start etc
These are just my thoughts, I'm not really 100% either way to be honest (although I 100% won't be going to any stupid fucking Olympics or stupid fucking protests, but I will watch some of the events on TV despite knowing how corrupt the whole thing is
protest only at convenient times and places
I'm going to persistently use the words 'twenty-twelve', 'London', and '2012' without paying the appropriate licensing fee.
Are there any symbolic gestures that would work on an anti-cuts theme, and any athletes likely to be up for it?
Oh and also like people pointed out on the first page, if you did try to start a protest the police would drag you off really quickly so it would be a scuffle rather than a demo
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