The simple truth of the matter is this: Protest never works. Because we are all plankton. And the world is run by whales. Oh, you can be a big and important plankton but that doesn't make a jot of difference if a whale has decided to eat you up. You can get a million other plankton to dress up and wave banners but Mr Whale won't even notice.My first thought was: Well, not exactly... Protest DOES work if you are a Person Of Correct Colour or a Person of Correct Gendour. Even one Correct Person can move the ocean by expressing a mild wish, let alone a protest. Second thought: But that's a null point. If you are a Person Of Correct Colour or a Person Of Correct Gendour, you don't need to say ANYTHING because the mediasatans are already obeying your Holy Commands perfectly. Mediasatans are more than 100% Correct Gendour, so they automatically know the Correct Line As Of The Current Picosecond in matters of Gendour. Only a few mediasatans are Persons Of Correct Colour, but they have a direct line to Our Lord And Savior The Very Most Reverend Professor Doctor Saint Alphonse Sharpton Junior [pbuh][pbuh][pbuh], who will instruct them in any question that involves Correct Colour. Their instructional portals are always wide open, ready to receive Saint Alphonse's magic instructional wand. So Clarkson is exactly right. Protest doesn't work. In any situation where protest might work, it doesn't need to happen, so it doesn't happen.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.