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Unformatted text preview: goals Tactics of solidification Protest music typically falls on 1 of 5 formats Innocent victim vs. wicked victimizer Powerful and brave vs. weak and cowardly United vs. divided Important and valuable vs. unimportant and worthless Righteous vs. immoral Polarization You are either with us or against us It is a bifurcation of the issue – there are two sides of the problem Right or wrong There can be no middle ground for members of the organization People can’t be “sort of” committed Escalation/Confrontation It is designed to escalate tension until the establishment has to take notice and do something Could involve a threat of disruption “non-negotiable demands” Could even lead to token violence...
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- Spring '12
- The Establishment, The Normal, Nonviolent resistance, Protest song