Protester Hooligans Make Trouble in the Twin Cities

Peaceful Protests Not so Peaceful on the Public property (pic from Atlas Shrugs)

Type: CHUDs on Parade
CHUDitude: 10
Location of Outbreak: RNC Protests, reported in various outlets
Description of Attack: Thugs have taken advantage of the hiatus on the RNC due to Gustav to wreak havoc throughout the Twin Cities. The SF Chronicle reports:

Earlier today, several groups of demonstrators - many with bandanas covering their faces who identified themselves as anarchists - broke from the main march. They set a fire in a garbage Dumpster, damaged five police squad cars and smashed three giant display windows at a Macy's department store, police said. Store spokeswoman Jennifer McNamara said the store would increase security for the rest of the week in response to the vandalism.

Despite sympathies towards these hooligans from left-leaning blogs, there is no way to disguise this utter contempt for public decency in order to make a point about how awful it is to live in America. The March on the RNC website has flyers calling the Iraq war "theft, torture, and murder" despite citing no evidence to these ridiculous allegations. Of course, this would imply that this protest was actually about a political statement, and not an excuse for young punks who didn't get enough attention from their parents to destroy public property in a nihilistic rage.

Prognosis: Overwhelming force is a proper method to deal with these trouble makers. Unfortunately, many of these clowns seek martyrdom by pretending to be victims of supposed "police brutality", so law enforcement is in a bit of Catch-22 in how to deal with this riff raff. But it is best to err on the side of using non-lethal force, like this unfortunate CHUD who got pepper-sprayed trying to recreate some lame 60s image by giving a flower to the police. Apparently, the police weren't intersted.


Miss Em said...

Pepper spray wasn't around in the late 60's early 70's.
They used billy clubs, trained attack dogs, and working fire hoses that were hooked up to the fire hydrants.
I believe that your actions speak very loud. . . if you accept the bad boys/girls who distroy private property, interfer with the conducting of leagle business, or block entry into said business into your group then you deserve what you get....pepper spray is really quite mild.

Julia said...

Go protesters!

You know, I have to ask what exactly the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are fighting for, since a lot of right-wingers always tell me things like, "If it weren't for the troops in Iraq you wouldn't be able to protest the war." or some BS like that. Now to them I say, the troops in Iraq are not giving us freedom of speech. Our Constitution grants us freedom of speech and all of that. The troops are not fighting for our freedom in any way, shape or form, and if you truly believe they are I ask you, are you any more free now that we've invaded Iraq than you were before? Did taking out Saddam allow you to say things you couldn't say, or protest things you were forbidden to protest? Of course not! I didn't need an illegal war/invasion in order to become free; I was BORN free. Just the fact that I am allowed to think for myself is evidence enough that I am free, and so are you. We do not start wars for "freedom". We fight wars for our national interest (this is quite true; take an international relations class). In my view, this whole "war against terrorism" is much more about America's interests in the Middle East than it is about securing the country from another terrorist attack. The US government knows damn well that our foreign policy in the region (namely US support for Nazi Israel) is what fueled the attacks. If the USA truly wanted to be secure we'd simply take away the terrorists' motives for hating us as opposed to invading their countries and causing even more animosity against us. It's very simple.

Fuck the police and fuck all warmongers.

One more thing:

"...The point of public relations slogans like "Support Our Troops" is that they don't mean anything... that's the whole point of good propaganda. You want to create a slogan that nobody is gonna be against and I suppose everybody will be for, because nobody knows what it means, because it doesn't mean anything. But its crucial value is that it diverts your attention from a question that does mean something, do you support our policy? And that's the one you're not allowed to talk about."- Noam Chomsky


LT Nixon said...

Thanks for stopping by Julia to share your extended comments. C.H.U.D. Busters "Supports the Troops" to ensure that veterans are treated with respect for future generations to avoid disengagement from society. C.H.U.D. Busters also loves that wild and wacky blog profile photo. Sassy!