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  •  The opening line in the video is more revealing (0+ / 0-)

    than the diarist might realize.

    Whoever thought it was a good idea to lead with that has a tendency toward impulsive decision making and has clearly mixed motives, only some of which are in support of Civil Rights Activism.

    Using that opening line as a hook was not smart.

    •  video isn't mine (0+ / 0-)

      Sigh. I guess I should just let folks think I made it - makes me look like a skilled (if impulsive) videographer.
      Opening statement is taken completely out of context for effect. Terrifying how well it works.

      •  Whoever made the video wanted people to (0+ / 0-)

        watch the video. For people who want to be seen as rebellious and anti-authoritarian and adventurous, it will be an effective hook.

        For people who want to support civil rights activists, it might make them go, huh? Flinging oneself impulsively into dubiously illegal behavior is not the hallmark of an effective Civil Rights Advocate.

        If that is not you in the video, you have mislead your readers. I thought it was you.

        I hope this is snark:

        I guess I should just let folks think I made it - makes me look like a skilled (if impulsive) videographer.
        If it's not, you have more credibility problems than you realize.

        The overall project is great, as long you don't go around  shining into anyone's windows, or going to politician's private residences. That was really dumb and posed stupid costs to you and your organization. The Mayor's security detail had every right to be concerned.

        Protest the policies, protest the corrupt practices, protest all of city hall, and the mayor's office, but stay away from  the private residences, unless it's your own private residence.

      •  Obviously the driver of the vehicle is not (0+ / 0-)

        the videographer. If the driver and the videographer don't want to be named say so in the diary, otherwise you should give proper credit to your collaborators.

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