A modern man living in prehistoric times.
My latest piece is here in today’s CounterPunch
Occupy Wall Street, Police Brutality, Politics, Protest, U.S. Constitution, Wall Street Protests
CounterPunch, Occupy Wall Street. Non-violent Protest
December 21, 2011
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I’d long thought that health care reform would have looked a lot less like bundled giveaways to big insurance and pharma and a lot more like single payer if liberals and progressives were perceived to have been well armed.
Please consider this: when peaceful, disarmed people protest our
stupid wars, they are herded into ‘free speech zones’, arrested,
beaten, and if they talk back, maybe charged with a felony. The horror of it all.
Clearly average American citizens cannot be allowed to protest with
impunity. The nerve!
‘Tea Party’ members hold protests, where it is likely that many of them are
armed, and the police are oh-so-polite. Maybe it’s not because the ‘Tea Party’ members are pseudo right-wing. Maybe it’s because they are ARMED, and if the police did try and bash in their heads, they would likely get shot.
People swat flies without thinking, but they show hornets more respect.
In gun-control Mexico, the oligarchs used to gun down striking
workers, because they couldn’t fight back. With the people crushed into the ground,
Mexico is on the verge of becoming a failed state. In America, the
robber-barons tried hiring thugs to kill striking workers, but they
didn’t get away with it, because the workers could fight back.
Police can handle a single armed person, and an unarmed mob, but they cannot handle an armed mob. You need to call out the army for that. A militia never
beats a professional military – but the army can’t be everywhere at once, and
you can’t use the army to run all the coal mines and factories everywhere at once.
In the long run there is only so far you can push an armed populace.
Orwell was right, when the dominant weapon is cheap and available, the
common person at least has a chance.
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