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Originally posted by AutOmatIc
Well....why don't they join them? I have never understood the mentality of people who are on the riot squad. They are humans too...and don't they realize who they are protecting? Thats right...the rich, the "elite", the very people who are the root cause for the protests to begin with. Why? Why would they protect them? Can anyone on ATS who is a member of law enforcement explain your logic as to why you don't take the people's side?
Originally posted by charles1952It might get deleted for being an off-topic post so I'm quoting it to make sure it is preserved, because that, was hilarious
When you're as poor as the Spaniards are, some can't even afford shoes, and you're running down a stone street, you're going to get some pretty raw footage.
I'm so, so, sorry.
Originally posted by Variable
I have a buddy who has lived there for years. He doesn't paint the society that well to me. Although he likes it, I must say. There are a lot of folks who don't like to work, they expect a siesta break during the afternoon. They party late into the night. The have pot legal for personal consumption. Getting anything in like a phone or internet took years, they have a graft system. So getting a new phone, unless you pay the right people, can be a long wait. Great history and museums. It's very backwards compared to other parts of Europe. It has been that way for years. I don't think Spain represents anything but Spain, well.. possibly Greece is similar. They need systemic change and probably what they consider "Conservatives" couldn't do it.
I don't think there is a lot of MSM coverage because Spain has made its bed and has to lie in it. This is not new or unexpected. Greece had calmed down but now Spain is firing up. Socialism only works if its well funded. Evidently Spain's socialism isn't well funded.
Originally posted by AutOmatIc
Originally posted by Egyptia
reply to post by proob4
Don't think that the police aren't contemplating joining them too!edit on 25-9-2012 by Egyptia because: (no reason given)
Well....why don't they join them? I have never understood the mentality of people who are on the riot squad. They are humans too...and don't they realize who they are protecting? Thats right...the rich, the "elite", the very people who are the root cause for the protests to begin with. Why? Why would they protect them? Can anyone on ATS who is a member of law enforcement explain your logic as to why you don't take the people's side? The excuse of "just following orders"...or "its how I get paid" is a cop out. (no pun intended) Is it that being a riot officer requires psychopaths who have no emotions whatsoever? Shouldn't you be helping your fellow countrymen instead of fighting with them? Meanwhile, the bankers and corrupt politicians hide behind these riot officers, and sometimes soldiers, as though these people (police) are not human beings, but emotionless, unsympathetic paid thugs who care more about a paycheck than the bigger picture.
Please enlighten me as to how you (riot police) can even sleep at night knowing that you are not doing the right thing, you are not protecting or serving your country by not siding with it's people.
Originally posted by Ben81
Americans are still sleeping or what ?
OWS peacefull movement didnt work that well ..
the US cops really know how to handle protesters
everyone in the world thoughs the revolution would start in the US
maybe we were wrong and the US will be the last country to be really affected by protesters