This reminds me of a fascinating article in the Atlantic that makes similar points.
At what point can you make peace, declare a truce, craft a treaty?
I know a family that protests with Sam Young. They lost their son to suicide and in his suicide note he blames some bullys from church/school, his parents, bishop, and YM president for making him do things he didn't want to (like go to activities where he was being bullied). I know they tried to advocate from within the church to be more proactive to prevent bullying. They had specific suggestions for best practices.
Unfortunately, Our church is too big, too centrally controlled, and too averse to grass roots movements. They (this family) did not feel like they were being heard. I believe that they are trying to advocate for their son - to create a difference from his life and death. I wonder if things would have turned out differently if they had been allowed to implement anti-bullying initiatives in their ward and/or stake.
I think this might also illustrate several different groups within Sam Young's protest movement, loosely joined by the desire to protect children. Even if one group gets something on it's agenda list - other groups might not. It can be a difficult task to convince those disparate groups to make peace and content themselves that SOMETHING was done. Ceasar Chavez went on a hunger strike until his own people would stop using violence and vandalism in the name of his cause.
I see similar issues going on in the protests in Hong Kong and Chile. The things that initially sparked the protests have been retracted but that is not enough to restore the peace. It gets harder when there aren't any recognized leaders to negotiate with. How do you make peace with a mob?
Back to the Chic-filet story. Are there leaders in the protest movement against Chic-Filet that could call for a truce?
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