Its not pointless.Hate to be a naysayer, but protesting is worthless. I mean do it if you want to, but unless you take non-violent, non-compliant action all the protest in the world means nothing. It is like hoping Jeff Bezos goes bankrupt because you protested outside of his mansion while maintaining an Amazon prime subscription.
In fact I think the media glamorizes protest in order to get reactionaries thinking in a useless paradigm. They have lefties go protest something, and then a change that was going to happen anyway goes through, and so people gawk and say to themselves "Look, that is how things get done" when the outcome was already determined.
When conservatives protest two things (usually) happen.
1. Absolutely nothing. It is ignored by the media and policy makers. And why shouldn't it be? Your protest is basically saying "Hey do a complete 180 with your plans for world domination... pretty please ". It's like going to a Mosque to "protest" Islam. They don't care that you dissent, your worldview is totally alien to them. Maybe you could debate or testify to an open-minded Muslim to change his mind, but more than likely he won't care. Contrariwise, imagine yourself, in the anti-killshot crowd. Would a bunch of nurses protesting outside your place of work make you want to get the killshot? Of course not.
2. Worst case scenario: False flag violence occurs, and people who could have otherwise been useful to the movement are jailed and the media gets to demonize the opposing party with a bit more legitimacy than usual.
I can see how people would see it as a morale-booster, and to some degree it may serve as that. But I think more people would take heart knowing that people are walking the walk in their every day life. Who cares if you go to some stupid parade if you are going to cave in and take the kill-shot anyway.
By all means peacefully protest if you think it is going to affect change, but I would always prioritize tangible lifestyle changes over this. Getting rid of social media, getting rid of the smartphone, dropping out of the corporate and tech sectors, unless you can legally "gum up the works" from within (but don't kid yourself if you actually can or can't), strengthening relationships with friends and family, working up toward buying a homestead, etc. etc.
Mass unrest and mass demonstrations scare the hell out of them.
Imagine that Soccer hooligan crowd marching over the Vaxx in Vienna in immediate response to a mandate announcement. They re-calibrate their response when they see that.
In Europe they are weaselly technocrats in control of tiny security forces. The UK army is now only 80,000 strong and many are now women, desk jockeys or soft little space-hoppers. The Navy is a joke. The Air Force ha ha ha don't get me started. 160 000 police of whom most are unarmed, many are women and the majority tubby little muppets. Their only real weapon is the media, internet algorithms and selective arrests.
They only get any progress in their enslavement because people meekly go along with it. When people take to the streets they re think their plans. 2 million in London and they go easy the next 3 months and kick the can down the road to when they try again.
Most pro jab Brits I know predict unrest and resistance if they try another lockdown.
We'll see if it happens. The reason the UK goes softly softly in its messaging is because they fear the mob.
Its not about changing peoples thinking its about showing them consequences and the cowardly weasels in Europe follow all of this demonstration and protest. They cant do anything in the short term if the public turn on them.
Crowds and unrest make a big difference.