Quebec student protests – take the detour and be thankful

Tolerate the road closures and delays to your schedule. Endure the demonstrations and banging of pots. See past the muddled message and unfocused anger. Because there is something very important behind these never-ending protests, something that is getting lost in all this right or wrong, us vs them. The same thing happened during the Occupy protests. Hundreds of thousands in cities around the globe committing themselves to weeks out in the cold in order to say, out loud and to the world, that things are not Ok and this will not do. In light of the recent economic collapse caused by an obviously dysfunctional global system, we should have supported these camping vanguards wholeheartedly, should have given their fight for change our full backing. But we did not. Instead the minority who welcomed their courage were drowned out by the majority who dismissed them as hippies in tents who should … Read More