What use are peaceful protests?!? (Long version)
This is a question I have been asked quite a lot over the last two years and has increasingly become a theme of its own ever since the Australian protests and last weekend's eruption of Europe-wide protests appeared to achieve nothing in terms of policy changes.
In this video I explain what protests really are and in turn what they achieve in the context of negotiation and the mutual capacity for violence. This video is a long-ish first take and I allow myself to wander to peripherally related subjects a bit (but it doubles the length of the video). I'll be posting a shorter take next. Some people want me to digress endlessly, some want me to get to the point, so I'm trying both approaches to see what sticks.
Reference "Geopol: Mutual capacity for violence is the root of negotiation": https://rumble.com/vei3dh