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Did you think I was an agent provocateur? (avoiding McS glitch this time for real)

Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on December 02, 1999 at 10:59:01:

In Reply to: So, are you advocating violence against them? posted by MDG on December 01, 1999 at 17:36:10:

: Agents Provacteurs are always a possibility, but so are sincere protesters who turn violent, plus the usual gang of apolitical thugs who use any excuse for violence.

SDF: Did you think I was an agent provocateur?

And, as for "apolitical thugs," what's their excuse? Being in the pay of the "security" forces? Maybe they didn't get jobs with Milosevic or the State Department?

: I know the damned WTO is a weapon, but a meeting of WTO reps, all sitting in a room and talking, does not have the immediate violence of police beating union organizers, or protesters breaking McDonald's windows, and like it or not, people react to immediate violence first, and only consider the indirect violence of sedate corporate meetings in the absence of anything more fiery.

SDF: Hitler had lots of "sedate corporate meetings" too. Did you have to see him strangling all six million Jews with his own bare hands before you noticed the connection between him and Auschwitz?

There are people out there who aren't going to wait until the bubble bursts and the American working class is "no longer needed". Are you one of them?

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