Originally posted by Britguy
I remember the good old days when even throwing a few molotovs was considered good rioting skills, but "Terrorism"?.... Seriously? Are they such
pussies in charge now that demonstrators are considered terrorists?
In answer to that question, yes.
The idea is to turn the people against protest. They know that protest is on the rise, with the Occupy movement springing up all over the country. The
best way to deal with that is to pay your media lackeys to spread some propaganda to make the idiot masses believe that protest is dangerous, that all
protesters are anarchist, or even communists.
We've seen the propaganda agreements between the bankers, the media and PR companies. It is widely known that there is a plan to discredit any and
all protest in America, to turn the people against it. Documents were leaked showing that the large banks had been working with a company on a
propaganda campaign to turn the uneducated American against the Occupy movement. The news media was a part of that, and now that local police
departments and government are feeling the pressure they've joined up to that plan too.
That's why you'll often see people on ATS using language like "commies" and "anarchists", they buy the partisan BS designed to put American
against American, they lap up all the propaganda because it gives them an opportunity to cheer-lead for their political opinion or hate on people they
see as different to them. It doesn't matter that they often believe the same things, that government is influenced by bankers and corporate
interests, they would rather believe that it's some kind of communist movement than accept the truth.
They're the kinds of people who would turn on their own kids to support their narrow party-driven opinions.
It's easy to do when you have the media bought and paid for, you just sow the idea of protest being dangerous and many then choose to stay away for a
Of course, it won't work, because no matter how hard they work to give the impression that peaceful protest always turns to violence, they are
forgetting that millions and millions of people will reach a breaking point eventually.
When a family loses their home, their income and their security, they have nothing left to do but protest. Even stories like this one will not
dissuade them from joining the protests.
Having said all of that, we don't know many of the details of this case. But I can guarantee that these are trumped up charges designed to scare
people away. I can almost guarantee that the case will be thrown out - and that it won't be reported that it has been. They want to scare people
away, and for a little while that will work.
Wait until the € collapses, major US banks fail, the markets crash through the floor... there will not be much space for propaganda in the news,
just the scenes of chaos across the country as people loot for everything they'll need to survive the collapse.