I've been having this discussion with many people, and I'm fascinated by the fact that so many seem to define the relative usefulness of the protest in terms of having a stated list of demands (not even goals or ends, but some kind of programmatic vision), whereas I'm regarding that even this small vision now, even if it went not further (and I really hope it does) is a modeling of citizens' democracy - ironically, to my mind, it's where enfranchised participation and the value of governmentality can exist at a juncture between supposed political factions. Is it a cultural thing that people in the US regard protests as contingent upon defined bullet points? (I'm being a sincere foreigner with this question, I'm not trolling)
but I see the movement as incoherent and scattershot.
yes i kind of agree - it just seems disorganized or what are they trying to actually accomplish?
I'd say that citizens creating their own platform to promote the things they care about is meaningful, and that the complacent mentality of it won't accomplish anything, so I'll stay home is exactly the mentality bred into us by those who do not wish for their power or actions to be challenged.
If anything his point was to show that Indians need not obey the outrageous and unjust laws of the British.
The Salt Satyagraha, which began with the Dandi March on March 12, 1930, was an important part of the Indian independence movement. It was a campaign of nonviolent protest against the British salt monopoly in colonial India, and triggered the wider Civil Disobedience Movement. This was the most significant organized challenge to British authority since the Non-cooperation movement of 1920–22, and directly followed the Purna Swaraj declaration of independence by the Indian National Congress on January 26, 1930. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (commonly called Mahatma Gandhi) led the Dandi march from his base, Sabarmati Ashram near Ahmedabad, to the sea coast near the village of Dandi. As he continued on this 24 day, 240 mile (390 km) march to produce salt without paying the tax, growing numbers of Indians joined him along the way. When Gandhi broke the salt laws at 6:30 am on April 6, 1930, it sparked large scale acts of civil disobedience against the British Raj salt laws by millions of Indians. The campaign had a significant effect on changing world and British attitudes toward Indian independence and caused large numbers of Indians to join the fight for the first time.
Whose outrageous and unjust laws is this protesting?
until the "marketplace" itself is shown to be unfit.