They are the enemy, unless they disobey orders and join us (photo by Adam Lempel):
I am sick and tired of hearing people say the police are one of us. They are not. They are the enemy. They do not exist to protect us. They don’t give a fuck about your safety or your rights. They are there to serve the corporate state. Sure there may be some cops who oppose the measures they have been ordered to take, but those who feel this way and nevertheless trample on the Constitution must be called out for their cowardice, and as a whole the police are a gang of thugs paid to protect the oligarchs who control America. We do ourselves a disservice by failing to recognize the enemy when we see it. Unless they choose to disobey orders and obstruct the corporate state, which I urge them to do, the police are not one of us. We must never stoop to their level, but rather continue our nonviolent resistance, which is the only way to defeat them because they fear and don’t understand the language of peace and love.
Anyone who questions these accusations should attend an Occupy Wall Street rally. You will see yourself surrounded by a long phalanx of officers riding on motorcycles, accompanied by dozens on foot brandishing guns and batons. They are trained to look tough and menacing. They bark orders and ignore us when spoken to. And when they attack they are ferocious, like guard dogs let loose from the leash. They throw punches, swing nightsticks and fire pepper spray indiscriminately. They attack everyone in sight, including journalists. On Saturday they trampled on an 81-year old Holocaust survivor at Times Square. And they almost always provoke in an attempt to create conditions to carry out such flagrantly illegal and inhumane actions. It seems only a matter of time before they actually murder somebody. Read the rest of this entry