It's a fine thing if a mob of citizens with a particular bias blocks
a meeting of representatives of democratically-elected governments
that's the message the OAM gave by uncritically printing
"A New Age of Activism" by Sara Marcus '99 (Spring 2002).
Blocking access is a coercive method that I am sure Liz Guy '99
would not tolerate if done by a group with whom she disagrees
for example, the antiabortionists. If you want to change the actions
of our government, then mobilize public opinion with pressure groups,
vote, run for office, contact government officials, and demonstrate
publicly without obstructing the rights of others. These are the
means our system and our Constitution provide. If there is a place
for coercive mob action it is against totalitarian, repressive governments.
I was proud to learn about the legitimate forms of activism of dedicated
Obies in the remainder of the article.