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    is a tactic of domination and unlimited authority.  It happens to all kinds of pets all over the country at the hands of law enforcement.  I'm sure the usual apologists for authoritarianism will jump and say "It was a big dangerous dog!"  Then, I ask them, why was it necessary, upon breaking into the home of Freedom Road Socialist Organization members in Minneapolis, was it necessary to smash the fish tank, and force the family to remain seated and unable to help their fish as they flopped to death?  Were the tropical fish menacing the police?  Or were the police sending as message, "We don't give a shit about anything alive, we'll kill as soon as look at you"?  "We're badasses because we kill helpless animals, and you're nothing because you have to sit here and watch as we kill your animals.  You're so worthless you can't even protect your pets from us."

    "You may very well think so, I could not possibly comment." ~ Francis Urquhart, pragmatic political philosopher

    by ActivistGuy on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 09:56:10 AM PDT

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