Monday, September 26, 2011

Fascism Is Alive and Well in New York

Racist in a tricorner hat carrying a loaded gun around? Freedom of speech and peaceable assembly are yours, sir.

Daring to criticize Wall Street? Time for some good old-fashioned police brutality.

Check out these pictures of police brutality. They're not even the worst I've seen. The videos are even more disturbing.

I've said it before, I'll say it now: the police are not generally here to protect YOU, they're here to protect private property. And if you dare to demonstrate peacefully in front of that giant golden calf on Wall Street, you're going down into the pavement.

It's bad enough that, as usual, we see that everyone isn't subject to the same considerations by the law. What's really weird is that those anti-government Teatard assholes think that cops should be stripped of their pensions, salaries, and ability to collectively bargain... but they're the ones the cops don't have a problem with. Those people don't get maced for standing around.

"Rights aren't rights if someone can take them away. They're privileges. That's all we've ever had in this country, a bill of TEMPORARY privileges. And if you read the news, even badly, you will know the list gets shorter, and shorter and shorter... Sooner or later, the people in this country are going to realize the government doesn't give a fuck about them. The government doesn't care about you, or your children, or your rights, or your welfare or your safety. It simply doesn't give a fuck about you. It's interested in its own power. That's the only thing. Keeping it, and expanding it wherever possible." -- George Carlin


DrGoat said...

The cops were like this in the '60s and they are like that now. Nothing has changed. Protect the money and power.

Autumn said...

I went into this expecting the usual confusion between "police brutality" and "someone gets arrested for a stupid reason". Those videos shut me up pretty fast.

I wasn't there, so I don't want to take sides, especially since only one side is being really vocal, but it seems like it was a peaceful demonstration and it looks like the police harassed a lot of innocent people who were aware that they couldn't fight back. And from reading the articles it looks like the police lied about using the pepper spray.

I also have a problem with the whole idea of needing a permit to protest, but that's another issue...

Johnny Yen said...

I think the Honorable Richard J. Daley, mayor of Chicago during the 1968 police asswhuppin's of protestors said it best: "Gentlemen, get the thing right: the policeman isn't there to create disorder; the policeman is there to preserve disorder."