Great article from the Calgary Herald here. Indeed, there’s no point in a protest people can’t see.
Let’s just talk about this business of which way the signs are to point–in or out. The argument for turning them in is so people who don’t want to see them, don’t have to. Sounds reasonable, but is it?
What’s wrong with just walking by, as many people do when confronted with something they don’t like? Obviously nothing. I am reminded of a scene in the film depicting the life of antislavery crusader William Wilberforce, (Amazing Grace,) when he obliged a party of influential Londoners to actually look at a slave ship: People for whom forced labour in the colonies hadn’t been an issue, now found they could no longer ignore it. Same idea. …
According to protest leader Leah Hallman, they’re going ahead anyway tomorrow, signs pointing out. There’s no point in a protest people can’t see.
When you’re poor, powerless and 20, that’s ballsy. As for the university, words fail me.