The hypocrisy of activism
Protests concerning social issues such as global warming and the so-called ‘wage gap’ have been relatively commonplace in recent decades. But nowadays activists seem to be taking a more drastic approach to bringing attention to the cause of the day. Can we say acts such as tossing paint on priceless pieces of artwork or gluing one’s self to a road are effective in garnering the sympathy needed for whatever change is being demanded, or do they turn people off and even against these causes? On this episode of 360 View, international correspondent Roxana Solano reports on the hypocrisy of activism while Scottie Nell Hughes interviews David Swanson, an author, activist, journalist, radio host, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee.