Friday, October 21, 2011


Anarchists and other violent protesters are the worst possible thing to have happen to a protest movement.  They provoke official retaliation, deter moderates, and cannot do anything but harm the cause they claim to support.  Unfortunately, they are also often a substantial part of the core of a protest movement. 

From within any such movement, separating and distancing oneself from the offensive element is key to movement success.

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