reply to post by Awolscout
I can see your point in using violence against those that use violence against you.
But the trouble with protesting today is that these days, TV is monitored and edited and easily done so by those that not only control it but they are
the ones that want to control you, let me just say this, History is written by the victors.
Now with the G20, look at the Philly G20 as oppsed to the London G20 in April this year ( I was there for that BTW) at the London G20 there was
thousands of protesters , from all different callings with their own agendas, only when the police started to 'crack down on the violence' i.e when
the agent provocatuers started to wreck the only building in the area that DIDN'T have boarding up ( a set up in my opinion to justify the police
beating up and kettling the crowds) there were more protesters than police, and in the end the police ended up having to look bad to the country by
the kettling maneouver.
Now with the Philly G20 the protesters were outnumbered by 4 to one , 300 'demonstraters against the 1200 or so police. There were no real news crews
or reports as far as I've seen here in the UK, just a lot of people youtube footage. Now you have the police in Philly looking like they won by
beating a few distruptive protesters ( mainly students who didn't even know a protest was going on) now youtube footage is NEVER going to be the same
as a news crew viewing on the scene as with youtube you only have one side , but with a news crew you can at least have the chance to show both,
interview both sides and let the public make their mind up.
Now with the Philly G20 there were blatent AP's ( those old fat gits sorry police officers according to rumour ) trying to incite violence so the
Philly police could justify their outnumbering the genuine protesters.
Violence begets violence, yes we want change , all of us, only TPTB don't want real change , they still want to control us. But we the public can
protest peacefully, en masse and then show the world that TPTB are the bad guys , trouble is though is that people WILL be killed to instill fear,
people WILL be hurt, but nothing as substantial as trying to change the world for the better is without a little sacrifice on someones part, trouble
is? NO ONE wants to step up to the plate and run the risk, we are told to be lazy , to be sheep(le) and told pain and suffering is the reward for
attempting to change the world for the better. So we don't try, we're still waiting for a hero to step into the fire in place of us.
That will NEVER happen, there isn't a superhero to take the bullet for us, we must decide if we want to change the world for the better or if we're
simply going to wait and let the tide rush over us and drown us all?
You can watch someone drowning and KNOW they are going to drown or you can jump in and TRY to save them, yes you could drown as well but the fact is
YOU TRIED, and others SAW you try, they might be spurred to jump in and help, some will simply stand and watch but their the ones that will rejoice
same as you as you pull the victim out, but they will feel ashamed at not attemping to help, then you can rub it in their faces.
Changing the world is never without sacrifce on someones part, above all you Americans SHOULD KNOW THAT. Your founding fathers ran the risk of being
killed if they failed, but they didn't , now you have ( had ) a country your so proud of, but that is slipping into the darkness simply because your
waiting for a new patriot to show you the way.
IMO, I'd say tell your friends, your families, the people on the streets, as many people as you can , ALL of you march to Washington, pull the
Whitehouse down and start again, or simply better, march INTO the senate buildings, surround your 'representatives' and demand they get rid of the
lobbyists and those who seek to bring down your way of life, otherwise the people will be displeased, and the one thing TPTB do not want is a
community with a backbone.
My favourite saying at the moment is " If your not part of the solution , then your part of the problem".......
[edit on 30/9/09 by DataWraith]