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View Diary: We Are a Vision of the Future, On the Black Bloc: Part I (343 comments)

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  •  I have seen this sort of thing before. (19+ / 0-)
    A black bloc is mostly people who are fine with people breaking windows and attacking the cops but don't do it themselves.  It's not that I wanted to be violent, it's that I wanted to be able to support those who were.
    Like the violent radicals of the late 1960s, breaking windows or other violence is perceived as "doing something".  That perception is an illusion.

    Such actions do nothing to change the system.  It just makes people mad without educating anybody.  The vast majority of the 99% do not want violent revolution.  Things won't change for the better until the majority of the people begin to understand that we have to change course and support those who will make change.  If anyone thinks that rampaging through the streets throwing rocks will educate the average person about our real problems is delusional.

    Violent revolution is a very serious business and extremely dangerous.  It should not be considered unless there is no real alternative (as in Libya).  As bad as things are in this country right now, there are alternatives.  Elections still mean something.  If the voters don't understand why voting for conservatives is bad for the country, they won't have any urge to support a violent revolution.  It will just be used to extend the conservative hold on people who don't realize that conservatism is a dead end.

    "The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt." Bertrand Russell

    by Thutmose V on Thu May 03, 2012 at 10:34:49 PM PDT

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