|Bad idea in 1212 A.D. Bad idea now.|
1. Stop. Playing. In. The. Street.
2. For the illiterate, or those too stupid to follow that advice, we link to a few salient blasts from the past hereabouts, as fodder for further thought.
Rules For Radicals
Lessons From The First Battle Of Show Asses Pt. I
Lessons From The First battle Of Show Asses Pt. II
Because Common Sense, Isn't
For those too stupid to pay attention to Option 1 or Option 2: Suture Self.
I'm open-minded, though.
I'm sure someone is sure this won't be Malheur, or Charlottesville, or worse.
Just from the law of averages, it has to work out one time, right?
So prove me wrong, and over-pessimistic:
A) Tell me what a public rally is intended to accomplish.
B) Explain why and how it's not just the only way to accomplish that, but also the best way.
C) Recite to the class all the times rallies have worked like that in recorded human history.
Attempt, but fail, to accomplish A-C, inclusive, in comments, and expect to cheerfully and rhetorically have the ever-loving shit kicked out of you, until I get tired of the exercise.
"Stay away from crowds." - Ol' Remus
"When bad things happen, be somewhere else." - Commander Zero
"When you play in the toilet bowl, expect to be treated like a turd." - Aesop