And as you may have shrewdly inferred from the title of this piece, I have today – literally – waded in to the Mass Debate [Sic! – J.C.] that we on the Progressive Left are currently having, in the pages of the Far-Right Guardian, about the multifarious benefits of Protest Marches.
My view is, naturally, crystal clear. Protest Marches against absolutely everything are – literally – one of the things that has got the Progressive Left where it is today.
As ever, I have provided a link to my original comment, along with any replies (three at the time of writing) and the original article, below this piece.
Keep on marching. Most protests do work … eventually
Well said, Zoe. As ever, you have – literally – nailed the heart of the matter in to a cocked hat.
Friends! As Zoe has so wisely pointed out, whether Our Protest Marches actually have any success or not, is totally irrelevant. What matters is that we on the Progressive Left are marching in protest, against whatever it is we happen to be protesting about.
And naturally, the precise nature of what we happen to be protesting about is not particularly important either. “Thatcher” is, of course, a safe bet for those people who may be in the early stages of their marching career. “Racism”, “Fascism” and “sexism” are also quite promising, although of course cultural sensitivities must be observed carefully here, as we must never lapse in to Hate Crimes and/or Islamophobia.
Of course, “Extreme Brexit” is an ideal thing to march against, since all Progressive people – e.g. Our Hezza, Our Mandy, Our Anna, Our Tim and Our Tony – are opposed to it, in shining contrast to viciously Hard-Right, xenophobic elements, e.g. George Galloway and Dennis Skinner. Marches in favour of Our EU are always inspiring, and it is always good to see that so many of our new friends, Our Police, attend these in such large numbers – often, indeed, outnumbering the rest of us, which only goes to show, I guess, the strength of their feelings on this particular matter.
One thing does puzzle me, friends. With all the marches that we on the Progressive Left have participated in down the years, why is this totally unelected Tory Government still in power? I guess the answer can only be that we have not marched enough, nor protested enough, against it.