This is my fundamental beef with Thoreau - "be independent, pay the consequences, do your own thing, eat at Ralph's."
Civil Disobedience bugged me, too. "If you disagree with a law, break it and go to jail, because that's noble." No, frickin' get the law changed so that everyone with a conscience isn't behind bars. 'cuz lemme tell ya - the guys that pass unjust laws give not a fuck for your suffering.