For consideration:

Posted: June 16, 2009 in Threat Quality

There’s a piece at Lawyers, Guns & Money about the nature of demonstration and protest, focusing on the relationship between the famous Tank Man protester at Tiannamen Square, and the Tank Commander he faced down.

I’ve been wanting to say something like this about the Iranian protests for a while.  Someone on another site was asking whether or not it was pointless for the Iranians to protest against their brutal, authoritarian government, since they’d all just get shot in the end.

And yes, that might be true, but the important thing to remember is that Iran’s army and interior ministries are made up of human beings.  All, or most, or at least SOME of them care about more than just the Iranian regime. The point of these protests is to remind those people within the regime of what they really care about, in the hopes of breaking its solid front.

Anyway, interesting.

(via Jon Rogers)

  1. V.I.P. Referee says:

    Back to “Metropolis” vs. “Gotham”?

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