[Marxism] A protest in suits movement
David Picón Álvarez
david at miradoiro.com
Mon Oct 1 12:00:40 MDT 2007
From: "Lüko Willms" <lueko.willms at t-online.de>
" I'd say simply: when I want to talk politics with somebody, I do not
want him to see my clothing as more interesting than my political ideas.
In other words: I want to move away any obstacle to the communication
of political ideas. "
In principle, I entirely agree with you. What clothing people wear or do not
wear has nothing to do with the soundness of their arguments. That said, you
might consider that standing on this principle might be in itself an
obstacle to communicating political ideas. Many people are not politically
active and do not understand much about politics or the economy. For this
people, judging your arguments on merit alone might not be so easy: after
all, any intelligent person can construct decent verbal arguments that will
seem sound to an uninformed person, and a protest is not the time to tell
people to read Capital, or to try to do mathematical proofs, which most
people seem unable (or unwilling) to follow anyway. So people have to use
all kinds of external, spureous markers to judge whether you're saying
something sensible or not. Sadly, one of these markers is the way you dress.
It shouldn't be, but it is.
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