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Fri Jan 21, 2022, 08:36 AM

Joe Madison ends his voting rights hunger strike at 74 days




Glad he did it, because we're not getting anything passed anytime soon.

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Reply Joe Madison ends his voting rights hunger strike at 74 days (Original post)
Polybius Jan 2022 OP
LiberatedUSA Jan 2022 #1
hlthe2b Jan 2022 #3
Polybius Jan 2022 #5
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 2022 #2
LetMyPeopleVote Jan 2022 #4

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Jan 21, 2022, 09:05 AM

1. I guess I have a difficult time understanding this.

 

Maybe you can explain it to me. I am for the cause, but I donít get the method of self starvation.

From my point-of-view:

If a child threatens to not eat, fine. Hunger will eventually lead them to eat. Same with holding your breath to get what you want.

How does not eating help? Why would the opposition care if you starve yourself? How does that hurt them? Just seeing it from the evil side view, I canít see them going ďoh no, the person is killing themselves, we better do what they ask!Ē Why would they even give a shit if the person actually died?

I donít mean to sound offensive, that is why I am asking about this method. Those are the thoughts going though my head when I hear someone is trying to change anotherís actions by not eating.

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Response to LiberatedUSA (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 21, 2022, 09:25 AM

3. Historically, it has been an effective (albeit horrendous) means of directing attention to an issue

A means that was often the only act available to some who were jailed/detained, for example.

I'm glad he stopped. His death would have been both self-defeating and horrendous.

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Response to LiberatedUSA (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 22, 2022, 01:21 AM

5. Probably he did it to direct attention to voting rights

If major media covered it more, perhaps the Senate would have persuaded some. At least that was the plan.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Jan 21, 2022, 09:10 AM

2. My hat's off to you Joe... fly Black Eagle fly!!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Jan 21, 2022, 11:38 AM

4. Thank you Joe Madison for your efforts here

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