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Freedom is on the march

Here's a pretty old legacy post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 20 years ago, in 2004, on the World Wide Web.

(Link from jeblog 2004/11/10 and Human Iterations 2004/11/10.)

Freedom is on the march, and it’s headed straight for Los Angeles:

Yeah. Those are peaceful anti-war protestors, in a flash demonstration against the massacre in Fallujah, facing a tank. In the streets of Los Angeles. Apparently in the last four years, the L.A. riot cops have moved up from dragoon attacks to mechanized assaults. No-one was attacked, but this is the kind of intimidation that the increasingly militarized civil police think is appropriate for crowd control in politically volatile times. Trust the cops to keep you safe? You may as well trust a military occupation to make you free–the two are looking more alike every day.

What part of mandate aren’t you getting? There’s nothing wrong with sending tanks to break up peaceful protests in LA. This here’s a Red country afterall. There’s a tradition to uphold.

photo: One man stands in front of a line of tanks in Tianamen Sqare, 1989

–William Gillis, Human Iterations 2004/11/10

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  1. Michael Pate

    Dude, you might want to read this. Oh, and check the dosage on your meditation as well.

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