Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Protestors

I just want to make a quick observation about protestors. When someone from the 'A31 Action Coalition', or as it is called by it's members 'the Anarchist Collective', tells you that they were baited by police and that they didn't mean to perform an illegal act it is a bit hard to swallow. It's like a Nazi telling you that the police baited him into an anti-jewish sentiment. Come on now anarchists you really gotta think of some better way to claim it was the fault of the police. I suggest renaming your group. Anything that follows an anarchist protocol really is not gonna be looked on as an innocuous group. Anarchist means somone participating in anarchism. Anarchism means rejection of all forms of coercive control and authority. Now when you say you are anarchist, and then say you listened to the police when they told you to march on the sidewalk, then you are not an anarchist. It's like saying you are a vegeterian, but you eat meat. So either you can say you listened to the police and they arrested you for nothing, or you can claim your an anarchist group. sorry for the rant but something that is a contradiction in terms needs to be brought out.

Also I want it to be known that I chose to use the nicest definition of anarchism. It was the only one that you could use where it could almost justifiably be said that you whouldn't be arrested just for being an anarchist. Also the funniest comment of the day goes to a policeman wondering aloud why the protestors picked such a bad place for a protest "a lot of them are from out of town, and I think it was reflected in their choice of intersections". Ha Ha Ha. Law School has taught me to over analyze everything. Get ready for that when you start law school

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