Monday, September 5, 2016

Dissent and the Military

Dave Zirin at The Nation:

 If we accept the notion that we are allowed to raise our voices, or take a knee in dissent, only by the good graces of the military, then we are also implicitly saying that the military has the right to take that ability away. 

And that’s the thing about the right to dissent: You use it or lose it. 

So again, for the cheap seats: Colin Kaepernick is trying to raise awareness about police violence. If you believe he only has the right to do that because of the US military, you are arguing that dissent is possible only if the people with the guns approve.

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