Originally Posted by marutidas
Whatever happened to the civil rights movement, like in MILK, the shear numbers and organization of the movement? Getting 1,000's of people to march in a moments notice?
Now adays we have to plan it and get it approved though the local goverment.
These days we are to complacent or have no faith in the system that we don't even bother anymore.
Whatever happened to the passion of pursueing our civil rights?
I agree. But planning ahead in this particular situation may be a good idea.
A series of rallies planned ahead of time in anticipation of the California Supreme Court's decision is a good idea because, if the decision is against marriage equality, many LGBT will be angry. Judging by my own feelings of anger and frustration even before the Court's decision, (and I live in North Carolina) I think there's a good chance that some LGBT people in California will be feeling a much more elevated feeling of frustration and anger if the decision is bad. Planning controlled rallies ahead of time allows time to organize a way for the anger to be used effectively in a non-violent manner.
Loud protest demonstrations can be very effective. Turning over a car, not so effective.