Alexander Michie argues in the Oxford Student that Boat Race protestor Trenton Oldfield missed an opportunity for real activism:
‘Scum,’ ‘Crazed Marxist’, ‘Guerilla Toff’: Trenton Oldfield has been called a host of things this weekend; a disappointment would be my pejorative of choice.
What was, in truth, a supremely successful act of civil disobedience – garnering media attention the world over – was wasted on a crap website, which was confused and slightly bonkers.
The philosophy amounted to a patchwork anarchism, with a bizarre set of instructions for other would-be revolutionaries: overthrow the state by setting off fire alarms; overcharging taxi users; not replenishing toilet paper…
Full article here.