|...Stand and be counted
Few things make people angry like other people protesting something. In America, if youre willing to take a stand on an issue you feel strongly about, someone else will be around to accuse you of being un-American, unpatriotic, unhygenic, unintelligent and every other un word they can think of at best. At worst theyll just sniff and lump you with all the other pimply-faced doo doo heads they hate.
I think one function that dissent serves is to get people talking, and to examine their own views more closely. So, here are some ongoing protests that The Ordinary Citizen finds interesting. Maybe you agree. Maybe not.
If you enjoy having your neighbors avoid you and cross the street so they dont have to say hi to you, youre probably an activist. If you have an event coming up that youd like us to post, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org