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originally posted by: Joecanada11
a reply to: TheRedneck
I've never seen American football fans throw molitov cocktails at each other but I have seen soccer hooligans do it. It's a level of crazy unlike anything else.
I can see a distinct likeness with political hooligans, none of it's good, at least with soccer though it's understandable.
I think the conversation should be about where your rights, or mine, to protest end, and your rights, or mine, to not be bothered begin.
What does that have to do with this instance?
This time they tried it in Alabama and someone opposed them.
You have made your position crystal clear in this thread: unlike most other posters, you seem to believe that anything goes as long as it happens in a "protest."
When we have to fight, we fight to win.
Don't start no protest, won't be no dead balloons.
You don't get to interfere in others' lives,
Excuse me? Where have I said or even alluded to "anything goes" insofar as a protest in concerned? I defend the right to peacefully protest, of which this was one, and condemned destruction of property, which you seemed to condone.
Case in point. So you're cool with destruction of property, as long as it's your guys, even in the event of a peaceful protest.
Again, if you think a protest balloon interferes with your life, that's a personal problem.
Condone? No. I have said enough times that the arrest was proper. I'm not repeating it again because you didn't get it the first fourty-eleven-dozen times.
It is until someone flying that balloon gets too close.
You keep saying it was a peaceful protest.
What would have happened later, though, had that not happened? Maybe it would have been peaceful, but chances are pretty darn good it wouldn't stay that way.
You did say destruction of property is wrong; however, the arrest being proper does not mean the action behind it was warranted. You said they got what they deserved, and had it been you you might have shot it. That's condoning it.
Too close to his knife, or too close to your bird shot? Or to your game?
Irrelevant. "I stabbed it because what might have happened later" is not a defense.
Do you really think you can just keep taunting people and then hide behind some idealistic mumbo-jumbo?
The true purpose behind these protests has been made perfectly clear over and over again: domestic terrorism.
There, I said it.
The entire purpose of these "protests" is not to demand anything... not to convince others to make a change for the better...
it is to drive the egos of those "protesting" and make them feel somehow superior to those they can attack and bully.
That won't fly down here, law be damned
Or to make a statement for what they feel is wrong? As is their right.
Sounds like you're blinded by emotion.