Tuesday, August 24, 2004

If you're going to New York to protest the Convention, please read this article. And please be very, very aware of everything you do and of the consequences of your actions. I absolutely agree with the impulse behind protesting; things are really wrong, and they need to be changed. But ask yourself if what you're doing could possibly change anyone's mind. I've known a lot of protesters, and I think for a lot of them it's a really self-centered activity, like I have a conscience and this is what I have to do. Be very, very certain that you aren't just making things worse. And for fuck's sake, don't just get arrested to get arrested, you know?