reply to post by warrenb
I think it looks exactly like America!
This has been worse in the past. If you consider how riots start, that is why the Police is in force. They have to intimidate by showing force before
they are outnumbered. If you consider my view point what they are doing is a good thing. I applaud their decision to be proactive rather than
reactive. This prevent people from actually getting hurt.
What do I mean!!!!
Am I what people on here call a “sheepie” (I wish I was as innocent as a sheep.)
No not at all, I am not a “sheepie” Let us look at some history to see my view point.
List of Civil Unrest In America
I am sure the list in the link is not comprehensive, and the victors always write history. However it does not deny the fact that before this country
was founded, there were people protesting. Many protests turned violent and many people died. Many of them were martyrs for justice but they died in
Yes that is right, I said the word justice. True justice: to conform to what is truly good, fair, compassionate, correct, guided by wisdom, sound
reasoning and the purest logic. People have been protesting the lack of justice (from other humans) before this country was founded and still does
today. Yet injustice prevails so I can say with some confidence the protests have accomplished little. The lack of Justice is the disease, people
hurting others unfairly. That is the problem. That is what must not be tolerated. Actions against injustice should also be just, otherwise the battle
is lost. The hardest thing I find is the reality that the first place where this must be true is to start at home, in my own thoughts and actions.
When people focus on the small picture and not the larger, then we all lose. We may win that battle but evil is there in another way. I hope that you
can see from my perspective.
However if whatever specific point of injustice is what is important in this video of protest and the idea is to only focus on that manifestation then
I say: Get organized. Start a grass roots movement across the US? Get contributions and lobby in DC. Don't let the government dictate where you make
your voice heard. Protest it across the country and throughout the year, every year if that is your thing. The point here is you have another freedom
besides the freedom of speech: you have the freedom of choice. By making more effective choices perhaps results can be more effective than a video
post on Youtube or ATS.
I ask you:
Does it only require a political party to organize something like the "tea party express"?
If people care and they are all protesting a single view and have no real organization then what is the point?
Why waste effort to protest where the police expect trouble (because there is at every G20/G8/WTO/WHO/XYZ conference)? The populous is numb to that,
it is common place and no clear message is ever made.
Are they trying to show what? How the government will react? History tells us that. Are we expecting a different result from the same actions?
I see this set of protests as unorganized, and ineffective. Injustice is a pillar of the enemy. The enemy is within. I know that sounds cliché and it
is, because it is true. Enough people make that real change, it inspires change. The smallest of light can still pierce the darkness.