Protesting genocide the wrong way

I wonder what is the right way to protest genocide?

All around the world, so-called democracies are tightening their laws on protest, making public expression of dissent increasingly difficult. 

The 21-year-old climate protestor is given a prison term, while the corporate pirates and politicians behind incidents like Australia’s Robodebt – which resulted in many suicides for being wrongfully accused of owing money to the government – walk the streets without any charge.

The right to protest is crucial. All governance systems become entropic without the constant pressure to evolve. This is the purpose of polarity, which is essential for existence.

When there is clear evidence of genocide and states gone rogue, protest must disrupt and cause stress to the incumbent system. This does not mean property is destroyed or lives are threatened. Protest does not mean violence, although lawbreaking might be essential, particularly when the laws are aimed against any form of protest.

Democracy lives when people vote, and when when people can protest.

To punish protestors is a big step towards an authoritarian state. A big little atrocity that must be protested itself, either on the streets or at the ballot box.

Photo Taken July 10th 2024