My dear boy, you can’t imagine what anonymity is like in a profession like mine – it’s like a warm cloak (Max, arms dealer, Mission Impossible) Last year, I wrote an opinion piece for a local newspaper, decrying the demonization of the ‘mall rats’ – people who spend time in the mall and behave in (sometimes) offensive ways. This provoked a few fiery letters in reply, some rather personal. It got me thinking about the extent to which public, prophetic & protest action can be sustained in rural and regional areas. In urban areas, protest is generally anonymous. Unless the protestor is arrested, or appears in the media, her actions are hidden from her neighbours, and others on whom he relies for other endeavours,…