The modern discourse is in trouble. Instead of protest bringing change, I’ve found that it’s quickly just become a way to hear oneself talk, and facts be damned.
With Macron buckling to the demands of the Paris protesters, it’s easy to assume that violent protest is the best avenue toward progress. But will it work outside of France?
Despite the calls for a Nike boycott, the company featuring Colin Kaepernick in a new campaign isn’t likely to bring the brand to its knees.
1968 was a year beset by great division, one that birthed great international protest. If we’re looking to change the world of tomorrow, we should look to yesterday.
The current discussion swirls around Donald Trump’s volcanic criticism of athletes disrespecting the flag. However, I contend that there’s something deeper at play.
I think it’s safe to say that the costumed, albeit violent, Berkeley protest represents the culture war in the U.S. Confused, shallow, and vain.
First, we got the Pepsi ad taken down. Now, we’re looking to take down United Airlines. But just because their PR doctors deem our criticism right, that doesn’t make it so.
In the general consciousness, the lessons of Martin Luther King seem to have been forgotten; especially today, as the U.S. faces a similar divide to that which he sought to bridge.
The general consensus is that 2016 can eat a bag of dicks. So, let’s savor other fruits before we apathetically return to the bag for 2017 …
Zach Cioffi is a bartender who witnesses a lot of sound-bite politics in action. Here’s an exchange he had with a patron regarding the Colin Kaepernick protest of the national anthem.