Ahhh! The good ol' sweet North American fashion of protesting...
- Make it peaceful up to religious proportions, so that police, once again, will have the upper hand on the situation by easily squashing or repelling
- Call/organize it weeks, if not months, in advance, so that the police and the intelligence agencies will have all the time they need to infiltrate
and/or disrupt the organizing of the actions, and gather tons of relevant infos.
- Having massive actions organized by bureaucratic organizations and groups where it's almost impossible to have a voice in the organizing process ,
and that are led by authoritarian manipulators who will never face the consequences of their bad organizing and stupid actions, but let the
"soldiers" take all the hits.
You wanna know why your governments have become so powerful wth its Police State, in their repression and massive control?
Simple: because you let them do it. To a point that they do not fear you, because your opposition has become symbolic and vain and their weapons have
become concrete and dangerous.
It might be possible to revert things, or just to turn them a bit more to the advantage of the people, but it's surely not by keeping on playing that
insane game of the "victim". If you want to make this action to work, then you have to become a clear threat to them, you have to be so violent and
crazy that they will nto knoqw how to react, and might even run away from a crowd of a hundred angry hippies.
Talking about Thailand, these protest were not so peaceful in nature, and as far as I know (somebody correct me if I'm wrong) they were not planned
weeks in advance so that the government would get all prepared for any situation. I really don't see what's the ppint with trying to reproduce
something that happened in a Third World country that is completely different to the US, where there is a strong anarchist movement, and a government
that's far from being as strong, resourceful and omnipresent as in the US.
Actually I am yet very positively surprised by this idea of doing such a large scale operation of disruprtion (actually I've been hoping for that
kind of thing to happen for a long time), and that's the kind of thing that can really shake up the cage of this system, but you don't do something
like that in a soft, hippie way. The riot squads have some very simnple ways to deal with the buddhists and non-violence queens of this world: the
Originally posted by solarstorm
reply to post by questioningall
I had a feeling that stopping the airport runways was indeed going to make it to America. This will be extremely interesting to watch how this will
develop and how the cops will handle this.
[edit on 4-2-2009 by solarstorm]
THey'll handle it just as they've been handling most peaceful demos in the past few years.... with tons of nerve gas of the most acid kind, rubber
bullet guns, flash grenades, tasers, agents overtrained for riot control, wearing full body armor and shielding. The unlucky or naive ones will end up
being savagely beaten and threatened by pigs, and they should expect to spend an uncertain amount of time in prison and/or detention camps. And then
the activist leaders will return home and tell the alternative media about the issue of intensifying repression as if it was something new, and call
for peaceful demos in support of those detained. Surprise surprise. Did you expect something else, solarstorm?
To all the people who wanna get to these demos, this is gonna hurt very bad, so at least bring a gas mask, your ID and the phone number of a good
lawyer, since you're up for some serious fighting.
The4 goioid thing with genewral strikes: everybody can participate and do his/her part in each specific context (by organizing with co-workers, as an
example), without even having to move where the crowd is, althoiugh you still have to make some statement in your actions. Personnally, I think
civilian insurrection is the best way to gain social justice, butn a general strike, if it gets wide and unlimited is the best weapon against any
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