reply to post by zroth
The "you" was directed toward SoCal / LA / and Rioters in general. I apologize if it was taken as "you" personally.
As for the "system" existing in virtual reality, you are exactly right!
It would be virtually impossible to riot against the system, because
the system is a vast array of nameless, faceless, electronic codes and signatures.
I see two solutions for that dilemma:
1. We have to replace all of the people behind the electronics and politics. The Tea Party (not the FOX news / TV version) but the real local Tea
Parties are attempting to SACK THE INCUMBENT this fall. Get involved as much as you can. Campaign for or against somebody, but get involved.
2. We can hold each individual accountable at the time and place that it is appropriate. You don't beat a dog for peeing on the floor yesterday,
you have to catch them in the act for it to be effective. Why shouldn't the same go for cops and politicians and judges? If we as a people stand up
for one another and come to the aid of people in distress, and hold the people responsible accountable immediately, locally, and "appropriately"
(see below), then the balance of power shifts in our favor.
I have to admit, I am not eager to go up against at police force or suffer legal repercussions on behalf of somebody else, but if it were my wife, or
mother, or father, or brother, I would have all the motivation in the world. If we can start looking out for one another in that manner, like we are
all brothers and sisters, then we can take back our power.
"Appropriately" is very important here. Most cops are doing a good job. Most of the violence against criminals is well-deserved. Most Judges are
trying to interpret the law as they have learned it. Stepping in to help a struggling cop is appropriate as is stepping in to stop an abusive cop
kicking somebody that is down. Very, very, very, very x1000 thin line here! I do not want to be the one making those decisions on what is
appropriate and what is not, but in some cases it should be obvious. Like the case at hand here. If that cop shot a guy on cuffs on the ground, and
I drew my weapon and shot the cop, it would seem to be appropriate wouldn't it? As a matter of fact, the other cops should have done that very
thing. No trial, no riots, no expense, just justice served.