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Saturday, August 29, 2020

The Samuel Adams option

I think, in part, many of us are doing this already.

So what did Samuel Adams and other patriots do?
  • They formed Committees of Correspondence—connecting patriots to each other across the different towns and villages within individual colonies and with each other.
  • They developed their own media to promote “the rights of the colonists, and of this province [Massachusetts] in particular, as men, as Christians, and as subjects; to communicate and publish the same to the several towns in this province and to the world as the sense of this town.”
  • They protected themselves from the “cancel culture” of their era by often using pseudonyms and forming secret societies.
  • They used symbolic acts of resistance like the Boston Tea Party to mobilize public opinion.
  • They worked within the system as much as possible—petitioning allies within the British government.
  • They published the names and exposed the merchants who imported British goods and undermined American industry.

This election, with the riots and the cancel culture in full swing, has forced a lot of folks to re-examine what it is they're doing.  And it's hardened quite a few opinions about the Left.

1 comment:

Deserttrek said...

antifa and blm are and have been doing the same things
Kenosha cops arrested people from seattle. There are paid thugs are doing the dems dirty work.
I would like to think the fbi and others are tracking this stuff down on line and also a smart lawyer will figure how to sue twitter and facebook for allowing bad guys to organize and shutting down good guys