Originally posted by ThisIsNotReality
Seeing the violent police in the video, I couldn't stop thinking something;
One day, someone will be hurt/frustrated/angered/... enough by videos of this kind, that they will get a/their gun, attend a protest, and when all
hell breaks loose, as it most likely will, will pull out said gun, and start shooting cops.
This is exactly what I have been saying for a few years now. There is a pattern, where psychology dictates that an event pushes a protest into
I don't know if there is a recognized name for the process, but here is how I believe things work...
1. Actions of government or a perceived injustice force people to take to the streets in a peaceful protest.
2. The government and police respond, usually through violence. This also includes the use of agents provocateurs to create a scene worthy of a crack
down, and to allow them to use that footage for propaganda purposes to quell further protest. The fact of the matter is that no government can stop
the masses when they are in such numbers, they are terrified of the people actually coming out in real numbers and immediately overpowering the
police. 1 person cannot fight off 100, even if they are armed.
3. The government response and the propaganda used after is key here. The people see the protest, and if they see the police using extreme force, or
they see an innocent person being maimed or killed, the next crowd will be far bigger as the protest changes from one of political message to one of
4. This is usually when things unravel and a protest truly becomes a revolution. If the crowd coming out in protest of the violence are attacked with
the same level of police brutality, the crowd continues to grow and the response more violent. This is how it escalates into a revolution.
It's hard to explain it all, especially the use of media manipulation and propaganda to prevent protest (something the Spanish government is not good
at in comparison to the UK and US), but it basically comes down to a spiral of elevating violence, starting with a sense of injustice.
The Egyptian revolution began with a man persecuted by the corrupt police setting himself on fire in a market place, but the violence began when the
police opened fire. The violent protests in Athens a couple of years ago began when a 15 year old boy was shot by police, again the violence escalated
because of that. The Syrian and Libyan revolutions began with protests, but became revolutions when the police attacked the people and the protests
spread, leading to the revolution.
This is how Humans work. We see injustice and we get angry. We all hate bullies, and when we see the thugs beating people we want to be there to gang
up with some others and give them a kicking back. That's what gets more people out on the streets and turns a protest into a revolution. The scared
cops return with more violence, and the people become more and more angry until weapons become involved...
And I firmly believe that unless our governments manage to manipulate and control the free media (internet) as well as the corporate media,
revolutions are probable across the western world. They can no longer keep a lid on the information like they used to (which is also why we're seeing
an attack on internet freedoms). Now people do not need to rely on the BBC, Sky, CNN and Fox and see them labeling protesters as "anarchists" and
reporting the actions of undercover cops as though they were protesters. Now we can watch it all live and see the truth for ourselves - the PTB don't
like that one little bit, and that's because it removes a weapon they have for preventing the masses from swarming and overpowering them.