Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Violence Against Humans = Violence Against Property ?

The Times does it with style, writing about Egypt:

But early Wednesday morning, firing rubber bullets, tear gas and concussion grenades, the police finally drove groups of demonstrators from the square, as the sit-in was transformed into a spreading battle involving thousands of people and little restraint. Plainclothes officers beat several demonstrators, and protesters flipped over a police car and set it on fire.

The notion that violence against humans is equivalent to burning up a car is part of the context of our society. Property of the wealthy and their hired thugs (police) is sacrosanct in advanced capitalist countries.

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