Direct action or terrorism?

Depends on who’s talking.

As much as I mock democracy, it’s the best system we have so far, on balance. The older martial systems based on Might Means Right needed some ideological refinement, and if you can’t win in the open war of ideas, you don’t deserve to.

To some people, this is wrong. They make all the excuses – all with the same solution. Lies, threats and violence. Most of these things could easily be considered domestic terrorism, but saying ‘direct action’ polls better for your cause. I’ve noticed as things heat up against the Left, suddenly they want to pull from that old hat the ancient bag of tricks, including suppression of various freedoms to anyone Other, the us vs. them has been chosen over the Equalist dogma. If the Other win, they say, they must be cheating, so it’s okay for us to cheat too.

http://www.alternet.org/activism/meet-badass-activist-collective-bringing-direct-action-back-black-communities

“All of us unsuccessfully attempted to bring black non-violent direct action trainers down there, and when we got to Ferguson most of the training team were white allies.

LOL

We noticed that there was a shortage of black direct action trainers,” Faison said. “We looked at each other and said we need to develop some more folks to train our people and coordinate actions. And from there burst the BlackOUT Collective on the frontlines around 11 o’clock at night in front of the police station.”

Great way to encourage police protection when SHTF

Since then, the collective has helped black communities think through, facilitate, train, and execute numerous direct actions.

They keep chanting non-violent non-violent non-violent like a magic spell. Violence is defined as an inducement by force. There is more to this than physical force, as with blackmail, threat of loss of livelihood, loss of custom to a business, criminal damage costs, legal costs, public damage, and so on.

I’ve listened in on these ‘direct action’ groups and all of them condoned violence …. For the Cause.
All of them wanted to do it. All of them were middle class.
Nobody had the guts. None of them had been in a real fight. These things may be connected.
Without a collective group, they wouldn’t even be talking about it. The Cause isn’t real, I’ve seen this with everything: tuition, banks, green, animals, welfare, drugs. They feel imprisoned by suburbia and think Revolution will provide that excitement. It’s an excuse to …..? Slap daddy? The psychological reasons abound. Most of their parents were divorced, there was a lot of resentment. Not a single happy marriage.
Usually, their reason for not doing it was an excuse from cowardice, of three Greatest Hits – my parents, my trust fund and my criminal record. What would be the backlash? They wanted to go on to have comfy public service jobs and middle class money. They also wanted power. These people were bloodthirsty Machiavelli signalling Gandhi. The sadism seems to get them off, the revenge fantasies of a typical narcissist “we’re going to make them suffer….”, “they’ll be sorry” and “we’ll show them”. Not one would step forward. Empty shark eyes. These people were dead inside and no amount of meds would change that.

“Why are you wearing shades?” someone would ask me. To hide my soul.
“Eye condition.” I have the driest wit.

All r-types. All Lost Boys without the purity of heart. I wonder what will happen to these people.

They acknowledge it is illegal. They acknowledge it might hurt people. The criminal definition of sanity. Yet they are group circles inciting one another, like a cult chanting, that you’ll be forgiven – if it’s For the Cause.

Ironically, they look down on religion.

n.b. Prior to hate speech laws, incitement to any crime was still illegal.

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There isn’t really a point to this, I just wanted to let those of you know, who don’t socialize with these people at all (lucky you) what their code-words actually mean. I think, from the way they speak it reminded me of churchgoers, that in former centuries they would’ve been the type to push for Crusades. Yet the brainwashing from school and college has made religion and any other politics impossible in their minds. They might in future require a mass deprogramming effort of some description.

I’d listen silently to the things they’d come out with. Scary shit.

They are the result of social engineering. I pity them, but for public safety and sanity, they must be stopped.