Violence or property damage at protests

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Except that there comes a time in history (and we are very far from that time as yet) when "average citizens" are so desperate and angry at the state that they will embrace social movements who demonstrate they are not afraid to take violent measures if necessary in defence of their rights as against the violence of the state.

I honestly get the feeling that some radicals, rather than hoping this day never has to come, instead hope it will come quicker, and if that means that people have to become more miserable in order to hurry this along, that's a small price to pay. 

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To use a famous example

That's an interesting link to post, because it kind of looks like the protesters were blaming the wrong people.

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The riots were triggered mainly by invading armies, who ravaged crops, devoured draft animals, and who generally tried to hinder every link between farmers and the hungry citizens.

... so let's blame it on the bakery and then go burn down the bakery! 

Hilariously relevant as we discuss smashing a window at the Gap. 

 

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Snert wrote:
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Except that there comes a time in history (and we are very far from that time as yet) when "average citizens" are so desperate and angry at the state that they will embrace social movements who demonstrate they are not afraid to take violent measures if necessary in defence of their rights as against the violence of the state.

I honestly get the feeling that some radicals, rather than hoping this day never has to come, instead hope it will come quicker, and if that means that people have to become more miserable in order to hurry this along, that's a small price to pay. 

Commie plot to reduce the bread supply to inspire revolution? You don't say. Interesting.

Michelle

You mean we didn't get this resolved already?  ;)  Long thread - continue in a new one if you'd like!

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