Heiko Recktenwald on Wed, 25 Jul 2001 13:31:07 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Re: G8 protest thread


On Tue, 24 Jul 2001, Eric Miller wrote:

> shouldn't be calling the shots.  At the same time, if protests are 
> unfocused expressions of general rage, the message gets diluted or doesn't 
> come through.  It reduces protests with valid concerns about globalization 
> to the equivalent of drunk rampaging sports fans wandering the streets and 
> causing mayhem.  It strikes the mainstream as being self-indulgent and 
> destructive.

This is perfectly right and also wrong. People have a right to be idiots.
IMHO the way how states etc behave with those idiots tells a lot about how
liberal or "fasho" they really are. Nothing can justify what the police in
Genoa did. This was "G8 in action". Reminds to the days of Vietnam...


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