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From: estropico > (
Date: Thu Feb 08 2001 - 10:05:27 MST

A couple of thoughts on what an extropian counterprotest could look like.
Numerical inferiority would be so overwhelming in any such situation, that
the only feasible alternative would be IMHO a Greenpeace-like stunt.
Something sleek, high profile and camera-friendly, concentrating only on a
couple of slogans and the address of a custom-made website, where the point
could be made more fully. The whole thing should be carefully staged right
in front of the camera crews. THEN there would be plenty of journalists
trying to find out what that was all about (if anything for man-bites-dog
reasons…) An example: I remember how, years ago in London, an anti-apartheid
protester projected a swastika on the front of the South African embassy
during some meeting there – relatively simple to do, not requiring mass
partecipation, carried a strong and clear message and made all the evening

>From: Anders Sandberg <>
>Subject: Re: List
>Date: 08 Feb 2001 13:19:24 +0100
>Adrian Tymes <> writes:
> > Chris Fedeli wrote:
> > > Adrian Tymes wrote:
> > > > Devil's Advocate: what meaningful action could we take in this case?
> > > > Organize a protest
> > >
> > > Bingo. Why not?
> >
> > Good points to my other points, but one more problem: do we have anyone
> > in the area who could organize a protest? (Rifkin et al have more
> > bodies and, for the moment, more cash with which to move around.)
>It is not a question about numbers of bodies, but rather if they can
>reach the microphones and ask hard and clear questions. A well written
>article in a newspaper can do much more than organising a mass meeting.

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