Caring for the poor is about justice
May 31, 2018
Trinity Telethon
May 31, 2018

A question of survival

In a time when people feel powerless in the face of economic uncertainty and reduced personal security, demonstrations are increasingly being used as a means to voice disaffection from or allegiance to particular causes moral, religious, ethnic and economic or any combination of the above.

So while we are invited to join the marches or to boycott particular public gatherings in order to demonstrate the strength of feeling around the cause, the sheer energy expended in physical movement and vociferation may deaden any possibility for reasoned reflection about the issues at stake.

In our digital age, mass movement may not require physical displacement, with social media offering platforms for adding our voices to the protest but avoiding reflection and rational discussion.

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