Oooh, yeah--and then when they tell you they don't want you at their
party, gripe to the media about how discriminatory and "noninclusive"
Oh, and uhm--try to keep a straight face.
On 8 Feb 2001, at 13:48, Michael Lorrey wrote:
> A very good idea. Ideas:
> a) a spray that neutralizes the colors in green protest signs, rendering
> them blank, showing that they are all storm and thunder 'signifying
> b) EMP/HERF their speaker equipment and/or comm equipment. If they want
> to live like primitives, no technology is allowed.
> c) Go to the protest as a Green, only instead of your signs saying "Save
> the [cute+fuzzy animal]", say "Save the Dung Beetle", "Save the
> Lamprey", "Save the Cockroach", etc. i.e. many ugly and unwanted animals
> that are killed off in great quantities or are of no benefit to
> d) Other protest signs: "Florists for the Ethical Treatment of Plants",
> "Don't Smoke Up, Pot Kills Plants!". Promote those aetherians that claim
> to live on air, hire them to go spray dye on the cotton/hemp clothing of
> Green protesters.
> "estropico >" wrote:
> > 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
> > news.
> > >From: Anders Sandberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > >Reply-To: email@example.com
> > >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > >Subject: Re: List
> > >Date: 08 Feb 2001 13:19:24 +0100
> > >
> > >Adrian Tymes <email@example.com> 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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