Reminds me of the G-20 protests last year in Toronto: people grabbed over police lines, an unmarked van patrolling around just snatching protesters (and anyone the pigs _thought_ were protesters) off the streets (just like Saudi Arabia), protesters stuffed into a makeshift jail on no charges for a while then let go after the leaders left, etc.
I’m a bit surprised this was allowed to get past editors, but I’m guessing even this piggery-jokery was too blatant to ignore.
Comment by Todd — September 27, 2011 @ 9:50 pm
Comment by heynowheynow — September 28, 2011 @ 1:59 am
My theory is that this fascist piggery is designed to send easily frustrated intelellectual protestors who don’t have the patience, political education, acumen, nor wherewithall to incorporate the energy of the broad masses into a viable political party but rather seek a mode of revenge that’s doomed to an isolated phenom which substitutes individual acts of terror, like bomb throwing & property destruction, for mass action, thus allowing further encroachment of the police state armed with the excuse to root out terrror.
Fascism’s success is always about internal politics rather than external threats.
Remember always that foreign policy can only be an expression of domestic policy, so if the doors of brown peoples’ homes are being kicked in abroad it’s only a matter of time before they get kicked in at home and the war on terror abroad becomes the war on terror at home.
Only fools and mindless flag wavers don’t see their numbers coming up in this irrefraggable formula of fascism’s triumphalism, that is, the greater the success of a viable proletarian at home the greater the threat of Gestapo tactics at home.
They want to frustrate naive idealistic youth into acts of terror so they can implement Draconian police state crackdowns with impunity.
That’s why anarchist ideals like in in Spain lead to the victory of Franco for unless the movement clearly has it’s shit all tightly wound together with a vision like some Bolsheviks who were the only entity prepared to take the man’s shit and push him in it.
Comment by Karl Friedrich — September 28, 2011 @ 5:15 am
An eloquent group of rappers once said ‘fuck da police” and they were more right than wrong.
I find the attempt to differentiate between honorable blue shirts and evil white shirts mostly futile. A certain personality type joins the cops and it’s usually not for good reasons. They will only be given more carte blanche as Western capitalism crumbles under the pressure of international competition and the ruling class tries to ‘shore up’ it’s position.
Comment by purple — September 28, 2011 @ 5:42 am
Big city police departments in the USA tolerate/condone/promulgate different amounts of illegal behavior, at different times, for different tactical reasons. They do this with orders from the Mayor. If Occupy Wall Street escalates, NYPD’s undercover officers are doubtless ready to play the traditional role of agents provocateurs, giving their uniformed brethren the excuse to escalate NYPD’s assaults.
Comment by Townsend Harris — September 28, 2011 @ 5:25 pm
They should add firing Anthony Bologna (the pepper spray cop) to their list of demands. Unfortunately, they don’t (yet) agree that they need a set of demands.
Comment by Binh — September 28, 2011 @ 8:32 pm
“Unfortunately, they don’t (yet) agree that they need a set of demands.”
Yeah. How 20th century, eh? A list of demands . . . .
Comment by Todd — September 28, 2011 @ 10:43 pm
Hm. My irony markers got removed from my post.
Comment by Todd — September 28, 2011 @ 10:45 pm
FIGHT THE POWER.
Comment by Deborah Jeffries — September 29, 2011 @ 8:40 pm
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