The Utility of Mass Protest
Remember back in the fall of last year, when that big (and somewhat ignored) anti-war protest in D.C. led to a discussion in the forums about the utility of protest?
The forum thread got going because some people, including myself, were wondering whether mass protest is even relevant anymore in the age of the Internet. Since then, I’ve heard a lot of people suggesting that protesting in the streets is an anachronism that will eventually be replaced by more powerful forms of online organizing. But it seems to me that the immigrant protests of this week (nevermind recent events in France) have put a bit of a dent in that theory.
What say you, tech utopians?