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Old August 28, 2012, 02:24 PM   #44
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
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Originally Posted by zukiphile
Originally Posted by Frank Ettin
As far as the invocation of Rosa Parks goes: different times, different causes, different social, political and legal climates.
Frank, no one disputes that there are differences between Parks and OC activists. Since they are cited for their similarities, those are pertinent to an analogy. There was public resistence to each, and each was raised in public awareness beyond the unreasonable objections of opponents by people who asserted their rights...
But the differences are very material to how and why certain tactics worked for the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. As I outlined, with regard to the Civil Rights Movement it mattered a great deal who and where the opposition was and who and where the support was. The scope and depth of the support for racial equality was very material to making the tactics of the Movement work. The active involvement of whites was very material to making the tactics of the Movement work.

Originally Posted by zukiphile
...In Ohio, we passed a concealed carry law.
And in California, even unloaded open carry was outlawed. Tactics must be chosen to fit the realities of the situation.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper
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