Andrey (azangru) wrote,

(C)opied from Twitter

How is it that the society and the government tolerates the blocking of the roads? Those who object to these practices usually employ a variation of the "won't somebody think of the children" argument (what's its proper name in rhetoric by the way?), which becomes "what if there is an ambulance or a fire engine stuck in the traffic". I find it excessive and disingenuous. You don't need the moral backing of a potential emergency to find this practice appalling. Why should someone's freedom of speech and the right to make a stink infringe on someone else's freedom to get to wherever they are going? That miserable driver, who thinks it's the police's job to keep the traffic going, seems to be in the wrong in this video. How come?


P.S.: When the British parliament tried to pass the law making it more costly for protesters to engage in disruptive behavior, there was a huge public outcry. Says a comedienne at the BBC question time: "The definition of a protest is to be noisy and annoying. And I can't afford to be criminalized; I can't afford to go to jail". Well, yeah, that's the point.

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