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originally posted by: Scouse100
OP I suggest you do a little research on what life was like for the average worker before unions came along. Those at the top would generally pay as little as possible in exchange for as many hours work as possible and as few rights a possible because nobody was holding them accountable. If they can get away with it they will and that's why we have strikes and protests.
So folk can just work for longer if they are skint, but where does it end, how many hours should someone have to work for to support their family? Should they be entitled to any time off at all to spend with their family and god forbid have any sort of life? Remember, we are the lucky ones, some folk don't have the capacity/capability to gain those skills needed that will increase their salary/hourly pay. And even if everybody took your advice and did just that there are always going to be those low paid jobs, somebody still has to do them.
I was going to talk about the masks too but I believe most of what I was going to say has already been covered. What amazes me is that thousands of people gathered to protest, this in itself highlights some huge societal issues but the only issues the media seem bothered about reporting are those caused by a small group of trouble makers.
originally posted by: trifecta
What happened to eye to eye? Go look at Syria. There's your eye to eye.
So I guess riot helmets, full body armor, and military equipment is not spineless and anonymous when handling civilians? Did the LEAs all of a sudden start wearing name tags with their addresses on them, and I wasn't informed? Did they trade in their automatic weapons for nerf bats?
Your leaps in logic are astounding. I guess the petrodollar can't afford good sock puppets these days. Times must really be bad....
Most of today's youths are cowards, Anonymous notwithstanding.
Whatever happened to looking someone in the eye (without a mask) and airing your grievance like a human being and not an autonomous robotic group?
I think people quit having a spine ever since their spines were deformed from staring at smartphones all day and slouching on the couch playing video games with their "friends" online.
originally posted by: RedParrotHead
First off, police wear face masks all of the time.
Secondly, the wearing of masks by protesters server two purposes:
1. Protection from being recorded. Nowadays thee protests are video recored and you will be put on a list and systematically punished after the protest. This wasn't a problem in days gone by.
2. Display of solidarity. With the powers-that-be unable to pick out every individual they are forced to see the protesters as a group.