posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 12:57 PM
reply to post by kozmo
I would love to agree with you, and in many ways I do. Again maybe I've just become very jaded but regardless of who the riots are directed at, who
suffers the most damage, you have to take into consideration the very real threat of escalation.
We demand transparency, they demand secrecy.
We post information to wiki-leaks, they attempt to get it shut down.
We push for protests, they push for riot cops and paramilitary.
We show up at protests 10,000 strong, they roll the CS gas in.
We bring respirators, they use microwaves, water cannons, and that new flashlight that makes you want to vomit.
You get the point. Soon we start wearing Kevlar and their rubber bullets and bean bags "accidentally" turn into live ammunition. The one thing the
elite have managed to hold on to is superior powers of force and violence. The fact that they have the law on their side doesnt help matters.