Pussy Rioting

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Why you should care

Because if being prepared is half the battle, the other half has to be picking the right battles.

Witness: Pussy Riot’s Sochi-side beating, their almost continual arrests since then, and the eventual YouTubing of said beatings and near-arrests, all served up on an endless loop for those who love to embrace and exercise a certain kind of impotent outrage.Not only is the revolution being televised, but it’s being replayed ad exhaustion all over social networks.

While it’s certain the fluorescent ski masked members of Pussy Riot envision themselves as sort of the modern equivalent of the tank guy from Tiananmen Square or Natalia Gorbanévskaya, my take is contrarian and comes courtesy of a Berlin Zoo spokesperson who said, subsequent to someone being mauled inside a polar bear enclosure: “The woman has proved herself to be careless by jumping into the enclosure. Logic tells us that polar bears will do this type of thing in this situation.”

Do tell? Oh, we will. Point and counterpoint.

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