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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 11. 1969.



The formation of a "Demonstrations Co-ordinating Committee" reveals a lot of people tor what they are — professional troublemakers. Gager and his crew are ridiculing 'he whole idea of demonstrating. No matter what the matter of principle, what the cause, these people will march. Most self-styled "Campus Activists" seem to think along the lines "Any demo is a good demo". I will march la support my beliefs, but not while this, pack of fools ii turning the whole idea into a farce.

It has always been difficult to get the public to pay any attention to the motives behind a serious demo; but it will be impossible while some people are ridiculing the whole idea like this.

The solution? Let's have an "Ignore Activists" week. If nobody pays any attention to them, they'll soon belt up, and let those with real ideals do something constructive.

Gordon A. Findlay.