Perhaps if you read their court statements you would understand that the Orthodox Church is now the handmaiden of the Putin regime and that their protest, which you demean as a mere trespass without any political content, was actually directed at the corrupt relationship between the Church and Putin’s gangster government.
These women are not airheads. They are Russian dissident intellectuals with a direct lineage to Soviet Refuseniks. They are citing Dostoevksy and scripture in their Court statements to put their protests into the historical, theological and political context that gives them meaning. Your arguments are as valid as those of the prosecutors of all the refuseniks. They have general statures against offenses against public order that use to lock up anyone they don’t like. And you’re cheering them on.
I cannot believe the endorsements of locking them up I am reading on this page on a website that is supposedly populated by people who hold political liberty and free expression dear to their hearts. It is just stunning.
I think a lot of folks are seeing this through the filter of OWS and/or left-wing affronts against Christianity in this country. And that, IMO, is a mistake. The Russian Orthodox Church is in bed with the fascist Putin, as opposed to, say, the Catholic Church which is fighting Obama's own attempts at fascism when it comes to forced insurance coverage of contraception. And instead of demanding free stuff like OWS, Pussy Riot was protesting real fascism and political repression.
Down to the sex in public, down to a showing of them portraying the anti-Putin opposition as a bunch of anarchic barbarians? If anything they are destroying the anti-Putin movement by giving putie proof that "see, these are my opposition, they act like scum, do you want to vote for them?"
Thanks bro. I will actually go ahead and take your word for all this. I, frankly, don't have the time nor the energy to put into 'Pussy Riot' issues. Right now, the fight is on my streetcorner.
To that end, please send me your phone number by freepmail again.