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  •  you're making excuses for assholes. (9+ / 0-)

    By attacking Hedges, you're making excuses for selfish assholes whose goal is to hijack the movement, stir up violence, and use innocent protesters as human shields from the tear gas and projectiles that are the inevitable result.

    Shameful.

    "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 05:55:19 AM PST

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    •  Chris Hedges is lashing out wildly at (1+ / 0-)
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      phantoms. There is almost no Black Bloc activity within the movement; it is literally so rare as to be absent. Just because stands up to police brutality and official acts of terror doesn't mean they're Black Bloc. Hedges has to go back to November of last year to find any significant Black Bloc action, and that involved the breaking of a few windows and some graffiti.

      His over the top rhetoric is dangerous to actual human beings who might get swept up by his wild accusations. What's shameful is Hedges' dehumanization tactic, the same one used by the totalitarian systems he claims to deplore.

      I'm not making excuses for anyone. The hijacking of the movement -- if there is one -- is not coming from anarchists or Black Bloc.

      Blogging as Ché Pasa since 2007.

      by felix19 on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 06:07:25 AM PST

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    •  I think the anarchists (1+ / 0-)
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      are doing it for no other reason than they love making trouble, throwing shit and acting like it's for some good reason to do so. They get off on it.
      Better to heed the likes of Gandhi*, who advocated non-violence. Only through non-violence to you show your enemies for what they are and garner support from those who might listen to your message. The minute you use violence they'll tune you out.

      *My experience teaches me that truth can never be propagated by doing violence.
      *It is my firm conviction that nothing enduring can be built on violence.

      A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward. Franklin D. Roosevelt

      by MA Liberal on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 09:22:51 AM PST

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