Global Activism Thread:

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51 demarquis22nd Jan 2014 07:33:05 PM from Hell, USA , Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Who Am I?
Because being popularly elected is what gives a democratic regime it's authority to govern. Without it, it becomes harder for the regime to persuasively make a claim the loyalty of the population. Thus, one way for an opposition party to deny this legitimacy to the governing power is to boycott the election, and then claim they were only elected by a small insular community of supporters. It's basically a propaganda approach.
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52 Achaemenid3rd Mar 2014 05:48:08 AM from Blades , Relationship Status: All is for my lord
Man in Black
Well gentlemen, if you are ever at a protest near a war memorial or a museum, I can heartily recommend this Hungarian approach from the their 2006 protests. Break Out the Museum Piece in style.

England is not flag nor empire, it is not money, it is not blood,

It's limestone gorge and granite fell, Weald and clay and Severn mud.
53 MarqFJA3rd Mar 2014 06:17:46 AM from Saudi Arabia , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
Bad. Ass. But where did they find the fuel for that relic? Forget that, who the hell thought it was a good idea to leave the engine inside it?! [lol]
Ash-shaʻb yurīd isqāṭ ḥukm al-ʻaskar
54 Achaemenid3rd Mar 2014 06:36:54 AM from Blades , Relationship Status: All is for my lord
Man in Black
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They probably siphoned diesel or petrol from parked cars. You push a tube into the fuel tank, and create a flow by sucking on it and then let gravity do the rest. Don't use this power for evil, or fuck it up and swallow petrol, because that isn't fun. That might explain why it didn't get very far; tanks are lucky to get more 1mpg (the US M1 Abrams manages less than half that - because it's jet powered) and you probably couldn't get much fuel. They may also have tried to use petrol to power it, which would work for a while, but still break down.

You know what else is Badass? The guy driving it was apparently a Cool Old Guy veteran of the 1956 revolution, where anti-communist Hungarian students and protesters managed not only to bring down their own government, but kill 700 of the Soviet soldiers sent to stop them, and hijack Russian tanks. Bad. Fucking. Ass.

edited 3rd Mar '14 6:42:24 AM by Achaemenid

England is not flag nor empire, it is not money, it is not blood,

It's limestone gorge and granite fell, Weald and clay and Severn mud.
55 Greenmantle3rd Mar 2014 07:43:05 AM from Greater Wessex, Britannia , Relationship Status: Hiding
[up] You do know: In 1956, protesters drove a T-54 into the grounds of the British Embassy — the data gathered from that led to the adoption of the L7 105mm tank gun.

edited 3rd Mar '14 8:04:39 AM by Greenmantle

"Per ardua ad astra"

56 Achaemenid3rd Mar 2014 07:45:38 AM from Blades , Relationship Status: All is for my lord
Man in Black
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Oh my god that is perfect. [lol]

"Comrade Zhukov, what does the scouter say about the Hungarians' trolling level?"

"It's over 9000!"

Scandinavia and the World on the Hungarian Revolution.

edited 3rd Mar '14 7:46:31 AM by Achaemenid

England is not flag nor empire, it is not money, it is not blood,

It's limestone gorge and granite fell, Weald and clay and Severn mud.
57 DeMarquis3rd Mar 2014 11:17:33 AM from Hell, USA , Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Who Am I?
It's fun, fun, fun until the protesters take your tanks away...
For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong
58 Achaemenid14th Jun 2014 03:05:27 AM from Blades , Relationship Status: All is for my lord
Man in Black
England is not flag nor empire, it is not money, it is not blood,

It's limestone gorge and granite fell, Weald and clay and Severn mud.
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