Karma comes around: The kids are starting to push back

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Mike, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Washington Times: Police raid Occupy D.C. camp


     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Make every brick count ...

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    ... and take a few seconds to write "John Pike" on it before you heave it! :D
     
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  3. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Sad that it's coming to this, but not surprising.

    Thinking back, I suspect UC Davis was the catalyst for this, just a slow-acting one. When protestors have made a specific point to be peaceful and nonviolent, and are responded to with chemical weapons and physical brutality, throwing bricks at the police seems less like an act of aggression and more like one of self-defense. Going on what's happened lately with regard to Occupy, did those campers have any expectations other than being the subjects of more police violence when police invaded their encampment?
     
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  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I must disagree. Violence is the worst, the absolute worst route to take. It will accomplish nothing but lose us sympathizers in the public, and bring the power of the state down on our heads worse. I agree with Chris Hedges in this column:

    The Cancer in Occupy
     
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

     
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    Lisa Simeone Original Member

     
  7. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    What do you suppose the chances are that the "Black Bloc" are actually COINTELPRO relabeled?
     
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    You are confusing people who show up for the express purpose of doing violence with those who defend themselves against violence and simply return quid pro quo.

    Unless you resist, the power of the state will simply beat you into submission. Bullying ends when the bullied fight back.
     
  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Or Anthony Bologna, who pepper-sprayed two detained women and barely got his knuckles rapped for it. There are a couple eligible poster children for this.

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    Name-A-Brick Candidate #2​

    Speaking of rapping kuckles, was Pike even disciplined? Or was he quietly forgotten in the aftermath?​
     
  10. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Oh, of course some of them are.
     

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