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That doesn't change the fact that PR deliberately offended ordinary church members, which isn't consistent with your tale of a political action.

they were collateral damage, i doubt offending those in the pews was the real intent, maybe to wake them up a bit to the difference between diktat and democracy.

the real protest was against the schmoozing between putin and the patriarchs, and as such valid. staging and utoobing were symbolic acts against this unholy lese-majeste marriage.

some in russia remember her history.

protests offend, whatever they are about. people are offended if one protests war, or austerity, it's just the price people are willing to pay when they feel discounted or unheard.

some chain themselves to railings, some play appalling music, whatever it takes to get public attention and serve as rallying cry to other more reticent citizens.

punk is symbol of disaffected youth, russian orthodox church symbol of homophobia and exceptionalism.

they're welcome to each other, amen, oi.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 at 04:57:00 AM EST
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