Amoeba like them… Anti-G8 protest

I am posting this here, for two reasons. Brian’s server on kronnews has some kind of issue, right now, that leads to an “Internal Server Error”, and secondly, it’s something that concerns us all. Right, left, up, down, there’s no honor in complacency. Here is the comment on Brian’s coverage of the G8 protests and the severe beating of a police officer:

Whow, an “Anti-Capitalist” insisting on his skewed idea of copyright. That’s just rich!

When amoeba like these protesters start vandalizing a city, it’s more than just mischief or protest, it’s a declaration of war. It’s my city, as well. I said it past the election, and I say it now — there’s no honor in complacency. Wether it’s an Administration using illegal force in Iraq or a bunch of wannabe hardcore kids using force against buildings and police officers in the city, it’s wrong. And unless we take a stand against it, use all means and approaches legally available to us, we’re no better. Protesting Iraq? Definitely! Letting the attacks on a cop slide, because he somehow represents something we associate with being wrong? Never!

Screwing with my city screws with me. “But you don’t cover the protesters being beaten”, cries the “anarchist”. You know what? I’ll be more than happy to cover protesters being beaten and take a stance against police if I must. Morons who took to destroy parts of my city, and either participated in or stood by tolerating the violence against cops and objects, I fathom need a good beating and more. Walking past someone throwing stones, bottles, colored goo, or other things at houses, cars, and cops, without standing up and confronting the attcker makes you one of them. There’s no difference in complacently tolerating the war by not standing up against it, and tolerating this behavior. You’re no better than them, and your being beaten is perfectly OK in my book. Actually, if anything, I think it’s a bit mild of a reaction.

6 Comments so far

  1. Brian Shields (unregistered) on July 9th, 2005 @ 11:28 am

    Jonas:

    We continue to have issues with Movable Type even though they claim it’s all fixed. I did our workaround and your comment is now active at The Bay Area is Talking (dot com).

    Thanks for visiting and for sharing your insights.

    Brian


  2. mattymatt (unregistered) on July 9th, 2005 @ 3:53 pm

    the copyright fight on TBAIT is hilarious. somebody better get an internet-lawyer before they’re internet-sued in internet-court.

    srsly tho, i think we can all agree that publicized beatings (though fun) are not terribly productive. it sure has made all those protestors look like a bunch of douches, which isn’t fair because i’m sure there were also plenty of very level-headed people in the march.

    also: protests? are we serious? what do we think we’re accomplishing, exactly? other than patting ourselves on the back, of course. i’m sure the starving nations of africa really appreciated what happened last night.


  3. seamus (unregistered) on July 11th, 2005 @ 12:47 pm

    Well put, Jonas.

    These “protests” by the “anarchists” are nothing more than group therapy sessions, albeit ones that destroy our city. Screw those bastards.


  4. doug sams (unregistered) on July 16th, 2005 @ 3:47 pm

    Equating the stupid and violent war in Iraq with the stupid and violent attack on a cop…I guess I see your point. Both are stupid and violent. But then you end your piece by saying “There’s no difference in complacently tolerating the war by not standing up against it, and tolerating this behavior. You’re no better than them, and your being beaten is perfectly OK in my book.” Sounds like a pretty stupid and violent conclusion pal. YOU’RE no better then them. And how do you figure that the “anarchists” were destroying “your city” when they broke windows at Wells Fargo? I’d love to see the reaction of Wells Fargo Bigshots when you walk into their branch office and tell them its your building cause its in your city.


  5. Jonas M Luster (unregistered) on July 18th, 2005 @ 12:16 am

    It’s quite comfortable to simply look at Wells Fargo, declare them the enemy, and be OK with it. That’s cool with me, if you must, do. But there’s more. How about the indipendent newspapers whose metal distribution boxes ($1,200 each) were destroyed, how about the working stiffs whose cars were vandalized? What about the $34,000/year blue collar worker who got clubbed over the head with a scateboard (yes, that’s how much a Reserve Cop makes), and what about the owner of Look and Buy whose windows were sprayed red and whose door was broken. That’s not Wells Fargo, now, is it?

    Let’s take this one step further — Wells is insured and takes a hit on its premium. Because the insurance went up due to a protest outside, Wells can deduct the increase from its taxes, which incidentally are used to finance, amongst other things, needle exchanges and soup kitchens. That’s my city, and it suffers.


  6. Ewxploited (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2005 @ 12:18 am

    Program on the emergence of civilization.

    “14 species of large animals capable of domesitcation in the history of mankind.
    13 from Europe, Asia and northern Africa.
    None from the sub-Saharan African continent. ”
    Favor.
    And disfavor.

    They point out Africans



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