RE: [lpsf-discuss] March 20: A Study in Anarchy

Thanks, Chris; good points. But it is also true that a mass demonstration like this (I really wish the protesters could have found something more constructive to do) will tend to occur only when ordinary means for redress of grievances, like courts or arbitration, are unavailable. That will be the case only, or principally, under governments, when the grievance is against the government and the government is also the so-called justice system.

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Thanks, Chris; good points. But it is also true that a mass demonstration
like this (I really wish the protesters could have found something more
constructive to do) will tend to occur only when ordinary means for
redress of grievances, like courts or arbitration, are unavailable.

True. I wasn't trying to make a point about these protests - I agreed with
their sentiment, though not many of their actions.

My point is that this is "anarchy" in the public mind - in fact, Acting
Chief Fagan was quoted using that word in an _Examiner_ headline. In a
sense, "anarchy" has been poisoned the way "liberal" has; we need to be
careful when communicating our goals, remembering that words have one
meaning to the speaker and another to the listener.

~Chris
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