posted on Sep, 7 2008 @ 03:36 PM
OK. You guys have the right to your opinions, and though I may disagree with most of the responses here, I will defend to my death your right to
express them in a public forum. That is the crux of the 1st Amendment.
I was there. I am actually still in St. Paul dealing with police repurcussions and aftercare. I was one of the protestors out there, as a veteran
opposed to the war.
The respondent here who pointed out that CS gas is a Chemical Weapon is very much correct. In fact, it is banned for use in international conflict by
international treaty. They were also using rubber bullets, flash-bangs, pepper-ball guns, and many of us are still confused as to the exact nature of
some of the weapons that the US Army National Guard were using against us. We've been referring to them as "concussion grenades," but we really
The torture is real. Mr. Hughes was not the only one to suffer it. I personally witnessed the Ramsey County Sheriffs deploying CS gas at the wheels
of strollers with babies in them. I was there during the St. Peter's Gas Attacks, after the Poor Peoples March when the cops were telling us to
"proceed northbound along St. Peter, thank you for your compliance" and then shot at us from the northern end of St. Peter for following their
orders. There was no sense in this.
If people are not outraged by what occurred here, then as far as I'm concerned, you're either willfully ignorant, or a nazi sympathizer. Either way
is just as bad, the next Nuremburg will sort it all out I pray. What happened on the streets of St. Paul this last week is nothing less than a crime
against humanity. I, personally, do not agree with all of the beliefs of all of the people out there, but EVERYONE there had their opinions, which
were all based on the same levels of research that you all use to formulate their own. I have heard more well thought out arguments last week than
have in the last 9 years of coming to this website. So those of you who are armchair demagogues, and spend all of your time on the internet doing
nothing useful for this world except poo-pooing everything you see or hear of that doesn't fit your exact mold of things as the way YOU think they
should be need to log off, get out in the streets and breathe some of that sh*t yourselves before you call it a ridiculous bunch of horse-puckey being
spewn from the mouths of ignorant children.
History may very well show this to be one of the opening skirmishes in the first domestic war in over 150 years. Who knows? But I feel that if you
are so easily able to dismiss these events, then you will have a very unfortunate wake-up call coming in the very near future. There were
snatch-squads picking people up right off the streets for not looking like republicans, detainees were released on the side of the highway outside of
town, elderly women were brutalized with chem weapons and sticks, and the National Guard was telling people that they "wish [they] could just put a
f***ing bullet in [our] heads." HOW IS THIS APPROPRIATE?!?! HOW IS THIS AMERICA?!?! HAVE YOU ALL JUST GIVEN UP AND CONTENT TO LET THE MILITARY
STATE (it isn't even a police state anymore) JUST COME AND DESTROY THE LAST FEW REMAINING FREEDOMS IN THIS COUNTRY WHICH MADE IT SO STRONG AND
BEAUTIFUL NOT SO LONG AGO?!?!? WAKE UP AND SMELL THE FASCISM> IT STINKS OF ROTTING CORPSES OF WOMEN AND BABIES YOU CAN'T MISS IT!!!!