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May 02, 2013

Yet Again, Anarchists Highjack Peaceful Left Wing Protest

I am just sick to death of these peaceful socialist and communist gatherings being highjacked by politically unaffiliated anarchists who have no political affiliation and no relation at all to the organized American political left. They also have no political affiliation whatsoever.

Thankfully, our media is quite competent at being able to immediately identify exactly which members of this organized group are doing the rock-throwing and window-smashing. As of yet, there has not been one socialist or communist crossing over into the violent group, which is a great relief. No one would want their important message tainted by such displays of violence. It is a unique and useful skill to be able to make these on-the-fly determinations of the makeup of groups when they turn violent and it's a good thing these people all have jobs in the media.

See if you have this skill. Is the person in the photo below an anarchist or a socialist?

Now, you would think that the hippy clothes, the shaggy hair and the fact that he's protesting on May Day would give him away as a extreme left socialist/communist. But, you'd be wrong. You have to examine the photo more carefully than that. Although not visible, the positioning of his arms suggests that he's wearing handcuffs. Socialists don't wear handcuffs. He is obviously an anarchist.

Interestingly, the media was already anticipating this infiltration and violence before the protests and was able to determine that the organized left was a victim having their voice "drowned out". Call me a cynic, but I tend to doubt the right-wing would be afforded this same luxury of preemptive blame-deflection.

Like here.

May Day arrives: Will anarchists crash it again?

The hope is for a peaceful marches and rallies to bring focus to immigrant and workers rights. But, police in Seattle and other cities are preparing for the possibility of anarchists and other rioters during Wednesday's May Day activities following the destruction that came to downtown Seattle last year.

And here.
May Day: Will anarchists drown out immigration reform message?

A year after anarchists went on a rampage in downtown Seattle, organizers of Wednesday's May Day march hope the focus turns back to reforming the nation's immigration laws.

"There's always a worry that some groups may want to take advantage," Maru Mora, one of the organizers, said of the possibility of more disruptive activity this year. "But no, it's more about ensuring that people pay attention to Congress."

It's curious that these anarchists are always infiltrating and highjacking left-wing protests and marches. As the media is fond of telling us, it's the extremist right-wing Tea Party types that hate the government. But for whatever reason, they're never showing up Tea Party rallies.

It's most likely a complicated Koch-funded plot to defame the peaceful left, but media ain't buying it.

Here's the live rundown from the Seattle Times from last night: 17 Arrested, 8 Cops Injured.


(Looks like Ace and I were writing similar posts at the same time. Don't be scared. Think of it as a variant of the ubiquitous double-post.)

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