Originally posted by xuenchen
Milwaukee News Report
Along the way, several protesters stepped into the street and disregarded police commands to remain on the sidewalk, according to Police Chief Edward
I don't believe in the supposed right of cops to be able to order civilians to do whatever they like, personally. If that makes me an anarchist,
then so be it. My attitude where the police are concerned, is that it is important to keep my own nose sufficiently clean, that I never encounter
them in the first place. I have no criminal record; but at the same time, interaction with police is something I seek to minimise, especially since
the beginning of the War of Terror.
One protester poked at an officer with a protest sign and was arrested, Flynn said.
Unfortunately, it is the tendency of conservatives to reflexively take the side of police when someone is arrested. The above quote is literally all
most of the conservatives I've seen on this forum would need, in order to believe that that protester was definitely in the wrong, and that the
officer in question behaved in a manner above reproach.
My own theory about the cause of this, is that conservatives live within a psychological reality that is almost entirely fear based, (of which
Christianity is generally the primary cause) and as a result, they need authority figures in order to be able to derive a sense of security. As such,
any perceived claim that the police are incapable of acting inappropriately, or that government might actually be something repressive in nature, is
seen as a threat, because conservatives live in a world which is perceived to be filled with threats, and they generally also believe that they need
someone else to protect them from such.
I've written before, that there is also an overwhelming conservative tendency here on ATS, to perceive Occupy negatively; there seems to be a genuine
psychological need on the part of some people to do so.
Again, I think this is primarily due to the lack of desire which most people have for self-governance. The majority (and particularly the Right) of
humanity, in my observation, truthfully do not want freedom in the slightest, despite what they may claim. They actually want the opposite of
freedom, and the reason why, is because freedom demands active thought, deliberate intelligence, and continued personal responsibility for one's own