Ralph Hutchinson’s recent article in Counterpunch begins with this paragraph:,
“We’ve heard it from the bench in Oak Ridge city courtrooms and from state judges in Clinton, Tennessee. And on February 18 we heard it from a federal judge—there are two variations. The first: There are plenty of ways for you to protest and deliver your message without breaking the law. The second: If you people would just put this time and energy into working for the change you want in the political system, you might get the change you seek.
“Both sentiments are either disingenuous or naïve.”
He goes on to explain why he says this, and I think he is right. And what he is talking about is important to any of us who think that we might be able to make any sort of political difference.