The UnAustralian

Tuesday, July 08, 2003
Missing The Point

After knocking Margaret Pomeranz and David Marr for being show-ponies re. protest screenings of Ken Park, Bargarz writes:

The obvious question then is why didn't they wait [for the DVD to be available on]?

The obvious answer is that it would still be illegal (just hard for the Australian authorities to detect).

There is a thing called protesting. It's what some people do about laws that they don't agree with. One form of protest, is too publicly break the law and challenge the system to punish them. The emphasis here is on the public part. A private protest which nobody knows about is pretty useless.
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