Thursday, September 29, 2005
Apparently the revolution will be brought about by Drawing circles on some trucks,
and writing the word "Fuck" on others.
To avoid injury during the revolution however, protesters should stretch beforehand.
Don't forget those revolutionary hamstrings.
Protesters with red eyes from a late night planning the revolution, should bring ski-goggles to cover them up.
Make sure your goggles match your revolutionary bandannas. Don't forget your cameras either!
Resistance is puerile. If you think I'm being cruel however, read some of the discussion about what's wrong with the movement.
There's an enormous problem with anti-semitism, which has filtered through far too much of the left, and there's way too much glorifying of militarism, from the terrorist variety to the outright daft actions of several black bloc groups during protests.
But so ya know, while I think it just escalates the situation, I don't deeply begrudge any protestor who sees fit to wear eye protection. Although there's some promise of this changing, in the recent past the police have been more than a little judicious with spraying protestors with copious amounts of pepper spray.
Are you still involved with Indymedia?
Assuming so, given that you acknowledge a serious problem, what have you personally done about it?
What was the response to such action on your part? Do others acknowledge the problem?
If you prefer, drop me a line via email (look on the left-hand side). I look forward to hearing from you.