Monday, November 02, 2020

Activists get demanding on strikes, sharing of sacrifice


Anna North has a rather challenging article on Vox – “If Trump won’t concede, these activists have a plan.” 

She discusses specifically Black Lives Matter, the Sunrise Movement, and the Women’s March.

Ideas like general strikes are in play.  There are notes that activists often host one another at home and take the “Covid” risk. 

There was a study last summer (reported in a Colorado paper) indicating that protests in some cities might actually have slowed the spread of COVID by encouraging many people to stay home to avoid the disruptions.  I still have not heard many reports of protesters (or the journalists covering them) becoming ill or testing positive.

I wanted to cite a Tweet of a fictitious “lockdown agreement” .  Note my take, and note the overtones of social creditworthiness and solidarity in option 1.  It is frightening how easy an external crisis makes someone into nothing. 

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