reply to post by Rockpuck
Unfortunately, the moment you meet violence with violence (something the opposition is trained for and relish any excuse to use it in return very
excessively) you lose the moral high-ground and make yourself just as bad as them.
What the protestors should do is turn the other cheek.
I seem to remember a university campus in the 60's being the location of an event where the police opened fire with automatic weapons killing a
number of un-armed people, needlessly.
If anything the morality and sense of restraint has gone down hill since then, the moment OWS becomes anything like civil aggression, the P.I.G.S
(preferentially idiomatic government servant) get to play the game their way.
They are having a great deal of trouble suppressing their violent tendencies, i saw at around the 30 second mark the officer in the very bottom left
go to place the baton over the head of the protestor to potentially use it as a garotte to choke him with, The protestor was lucky that the officer
thought twice about it, probably something to do with reasonable force.
I have difficulty seeing what was reasonable about any of the force they were using.
The crowd should be finding ways to humanise themselves in the officers awareness, their training is designed to make them approach the protestors as
combatants, i have seen first hand police putting on riot gear and hitting each other to psyche themselves up.
This is how the Police prepare for dealing with confrontation, and this is exactly what the protestors are providing, nourishment for a sick
The protestors should be finding ways to diffuse the aggression between them and the police, the police don't seem to realise that they are these
peoples, brothers, sisters, children, parents, and the rights they are standing up for will benefit everyone not just themselves.
You shouldn't be calling for violence from the comfort of your sofa, If you want to see it go yourself, stand on the front line and throw the first
punch and witness the reaction first hand.
I'ts nice to see what a 32degree freemason wants, violent chaos, why is that?