Friday, February 08, 2008

Word inflation from NRT & Russel

No right turn engages in some word inflation with russel norman
"Those who attack the offices of democratically elected officials in an attempt to intimidate them are attacking democracy itself."

Not that I support this action - but an attack against democracy?

As I understand it the guys involved go to reasonable lengths to ensure they don't hurt anyone so it isn't really a physical threat - but instead more of a publicity stunt that jsut happens to have some similarities to such a threat. This makes it rather like a happy valley protest or a foreshore march or anything else where people get excited and protest.

Sure Russel could say 'protesting in front of the offices of a elected official in an attempt to intimidate them is attacking democracy itself" but really that is so overdramatic.


Post a Comment

<< Home