"I have long argued that the giving of offence, and even hate speech, should be a moral matter but not a matter for the criminal law. That is as true on the football pitch as on the streets. We should always challenge racism. We should also always challenge attacks on liberties in the guise of faux antiracism." Kenan Malik

They Call It Violence, We Call It Beautiful.


It is we the workers who built these palaces and cities here in Spain and in America and everywhere. We, the workers, can build others to take their place. And better ones! We are not in the least afraid of ruins. Buenaventura Durruti (14 July 1896 – 20 November 1936)

The media’s outrageous and one sided view of the ‘violence’ on the streets of the capital city on Wednesday is to be expected.

It is the propaganda cry of the state, full of sorrow, full of tears.

Their hypocritical statements often reflect a child like fear of everything they can not understand.

But they are the parent who screams at a child for making a mess of the new carpet or upholstery, placing inanimate objects into a category way above that of the human person.

Their petty nationalism drives a chorus of manipulation of ‘truth’.

A memorial becomes sacrosanct.

A shop window becomes the life blood of national identity.

‘Mess with us and we’ll hunt you down’ they cry.

But theirs is the verbiage of history, a mental state they can’t expire.

They call it violence, we call it beautiful.

They call it hatred, we call it love for humanity.

They call it ‘then’, we call it ‘here, now, together as one’.

Forward and never look back, ours into destiny, soon, someday maybe we’ll arrive.

Keep the emails coming!

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3 responses

  1. Just saw Michael Chessum (http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/michael-chessum) and Michael Portillo (twat) on the govt propaganda channel. Portillo was trying argue that the students are selfish for protesting. Mr Chessum made a good point that this has only been going on for a month, and come the new year there’s more of the same.

    I imagine the Police answer will be water cannons and mass arrest. Although i did hear someone say on the news that if there are too many protesters, then they will have to go to hydepark or somewhere more suitable.

    FFS, if there are too many protesters we’ll be camping in parliament.

    December 11, 2010 at 10:08 am

  2. This government is arrogant enough to try and limit the amount of protesters allowed near Westminster…

    They’ll try anything. Let’s hope we can end this shit by summer.

    December 11, 2010 at 10:13 am

  3. Bluecat

    Well, I don’t support any violence against persons. BUT! The fuss about the paint and dents on Charles and Camillas car was as fine a bit of media nonsense and invented outrage as you could hope to find. I reckon we paid for that car anyway. Incidentally, did anyone else spot the royal pair breaking the law of the land? No seatbelts (you’d have thought they’d have learned by now…) I suggest we all write to the head of the Met to denounce this crime.
    It made the front pages instead of the pictures of a disabled man, Jody Macintyre, being dragged from his wheelchair and scraped along a concrete road by four or five burly, helmeted, armed police thugs.

    December 14, 2010 at 7:50 am

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