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But is it any different in kind to a riot in the Capital spilling out across trade routes for a century of disputes over whether or no three chapters should be included in a book?That's now amplified by the prevalence of and addiction to social media that wasn't around way back when, affecting the media/information ecosphere in a very different way than when Luther nailed the Theses on the front door. VERY different interactions between dissidents and central authorities. Now, people from all over the world can jump at the speed of "send" on anyone consider a heretic and disagree - or threaten in various degrees of detail/explicitness.
Or people nodding along with the radio before signing up for the Army?
Or yelling at the TV before taking to the streets of Washington, LA, Detroit, Paris or Prague?
St Francis, Zen and English shopkeepers have a lot in common.