Hey everyone, One controversial subject recently is the escalation of protest tactics. A good example is punching some neo-Nazi guy. Another example would be some racist person who was shouted down and someone knocked over a professor. If we take the view of protesters, we could guess that self-identified political activists were willing to use extreme tactics because they believed them to be effective for recruiting popular support. But if we take the view of an average person, extreme protest tactics decreased popular support for a given cause because they reduced feelings of identification with the movement. Here's a boring link. Here's a more interesting link. Here's an unrelated link. What do you think about the recent protests? Preemptive Stalin-boilerplate: Why did garcia1000 choose this topic, instead of 100 other topics that he could have chosen? That in itself says something.