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Employees may protest about extra workloads or off-the-clock hours. Citizens protest about taxes and legislation.  Children protest against going to bed, and that really is more to the point.  People today protest - publicly voice their dissent - against that over which, like children, they actually have no control. It feels good, as though one actually did something, but it's more accurately a social event coordinated on social media, complete with pre-printed signs and tee shirts.

"When a majority of citizens disagrees with economic elites or with organized interests, they generally lose. Moreover, because of the strong status quo bias built into the U.S. political system, even when fairly large majorities of Americans favor policy change, they generally do not get it." --Gilens & Page, 2014

Carrying signs and chanting cannot move those determined to control - and reduce - the world's population. It will take more. But what?

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Mario Savio spoke in 1964 of a different kind of protest. Protests have changed since then.

Let's look at one final example [CLICK on the Twitter link below to play video], this one from almost 20 years ago.  It involved over ten million protestors worldwide.  It changed nothing.

Remembering the definition of insanity, it just might be worth listening to Savio and changing tactics.

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