not to be an anarcha-illegalist but i'm an anarcha-illegalist so... :v
seriously though, voting is all fun and games until it does nothing anymore and then you get a dictator-fascist-monster-"not left wing nor right wing"-thing as president
not learning from history... doomed to repeat it... something something.
sure, pacifist actions brought cool stuff, but said pacifist actions
- could not have happened
- and would not have brought so much
if it weren't for non-pacific people acting and being reprimanded or imprisoned for it, and then getting erased from history most of the time.
and yes you can be a pacifist but also believe in non-pacific actions
not breaking windows but understanding why people would, because it's legitimate as hell.
or believing in pacifism but having very little choice about breaking windows to be heard by an authoritarian state.
Oh and to be clear, nobody cares about bank's windows' families, they can cry all they want, they got insurance for that. Speaking of, insurance companies' windows are often targeted. And symbols of capitalism (ads, really big-ass companies).
I wonder why so called "dangerous anarchists" would wanna break only these windows and leave those which belong to the local friendly bakery.
I have no idea
this is what happens in france right now :
when you protest peacefully you get tear gas and you're not heard
when you protest less peacefully, yell stuff, but still allowed by local authorities, your whole group is surrounded by cops, you get tear gas and you're not heard
when you protest, still peacefully, yell stuff, but not allowed by local authorities, you're even more surrounded by cops, you get even more tear gas, a lot of the time you also get nice stuff like sting-ball grenades, "non-lethal" explosive grenades, and flashball. You get injuries. and still not heard.
here tear gas is almost always used in form of grenades that look like this http://static.mediapart.fr/files/imagecache/300_pixels/Louise%20Fessard/PLMP_7C_4.JPG
guess what happens when people are not educated to the dangers of tear gas ? they run to get away from the huge CS clouds, and they inhale even more of the shit, creating more panic
guess what happens when a CS grenade hasn't exploded in flight like it's supposed to do (it happens very often.) ? it has a chance of detonating when on the floor.
and when this happens, sometimes the plastic shell is propelled towards someone's legs. and then they get broken shins.
guess what happens when they don't even know the police has sting-ball grenades ? they get little or less little pieces of the thing inside their flesh, sometimes it's just superficial, sometimes bits of flesh are torn apart from the body.
guess what happens when someone doesn't know the difference between a CS (tear gas) grenade and a "non-lethal" explosive deafening grenade, and one falls just near their feet ? they pick it up to throw it back.
and they get their fucking hand blown up.
I am not fucking kidding. Because hahahaha I saw it happen and I can't get the images out of my head.
guess what happens when a deafening grenade explodes ~15m or less from you ? the blast alone is enough to break some ribs or damage your lungs if you didn't keep your mouth open
if you did, all the air is pushed out, all of it, when you breathe in after that, you panic because it feels like literal hell
and you know what happens with flashballs ? it's those big rubber bullets that are 40mm in diameter.
well people get their ears torn apart.
they get theirs eyes exploded.
they get broken ribs.
they get dislocated jaws.
And don't get me started on the usage of the famous police baton.
do you *really* think *all of this* is ok because ten people decided to break bank windows... ?
I dare you.
Come here, see what happens even when we're peaceful. and then tell me again.
is it ok
to throw various very dangerous grenades
at everyone happening to be in the street
because some people broke some windows
AND EVEN THEN
most of the time "we" don't even break *anything* up until the moment cops come and throw CS grenades at us
then we pick up stuff and throw it at them, or start bringing trash bins and burning them.
and then say to my face that we're some sort of thugs because with friends we decided to come with protection equipment like combat boots, cargo pants, helmets, gloves.
We know what happens when we don't protect ourselves.
It already happened to some of us.
say it to my face that street medics are useless and also dangerous anarchists because they came prepared to heal people.
I'm a dangerous anarchist-rioter-thug.
You want a confession ? I never threw anything at police, or broke any window. Still scary ?
But I'm not only this and I may seem to be only in favour of chaos, but i'm just angry at people's simplistic views of our ways. But this post is way too long by now I just needed to get these things out of my system okbye
- pacifism good but has limits
- riots also good and also have limits
- both working together very good
- street medics good
- "dangerous anarchists who only want to break shit" don't exist
- people breaking windows of capitalist symbols throughout the city good
- police bad
- police very bad
- cloeh broken inside because police bad, pls pat very gently