posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 05:59 AM
Some of the responses in this thread are interesting.
I believe in denying ignorance, but denying what is possible?
I met an elderly gentleman a few years ago who was a resident of Berkeley. He was never part of the movement, but did state that he would have never
believed he'd see the day that military would occupy his city, until it happened.
It CAN happen. Will it again? That is the question. I don't particularly care to live in fear, but I also think that burying your head in the sand is
Has excessive military force been used on this soil against civilians? Yes! Look back at Pen State. Let's not deny that military is capable of
following orders or killing other civilians.
To the poster who said that the protestor needs to move their cause down the street to the park....I seriously laughed for a moment there. What would
be the purpose then, of going away from the focal point to an area aka free speech zone to get your point across? Non violent protest is meant to make
the people being protested HEARD and....uncomfortable.
As a demonstrator at past protests, I have seen peaceful people being beaten, dragged, and injured from tasers. The corrupt law makers want people to
feel intimidated about their rights to free speech anywhere we stand. As a tax paying citizen, I'll stand on the steps of city hall and protest, and
expect to not be told to take my issues down the street where no one can hear me or care.
I have not seen one military vehicle or soldier anywhere in our outside of my city. I won't panic if I see a convoy either. I think there is TOO much
panic set in with many people because all we are getting from the media is CRISIS MODE. There needs to be a healthy balance struck between panic and
awareness. Less panic inducing threads would be a good thing right now, unless someone is truly seeing aliens and the military kicking a## out in your
And I happen to think that panic is expected or possibly wanted, hence the deployment of military to be on our streets when called on. Stay calm, keep
your eyes open.