The local police commissioner identified three groups:
The counter protesters
The anti police.
There were 27 arrested (anti police faction, not the counter protesters), and 40000 who weren’t.
The free speech people (the protesters, or white power people or unitetherightpeople, whatever), had an opportunity to speak. They spoke. They were safely escorted away.
It was a success. They learned from Charlottesville. Other towns will follow Boston’s pattern because it worked.
This won’t lead to a civil conflict / civil war.
It’d lead to a police state long before it reached that.
That would solve the problem.
Plotting and planning and years in the making all comes down to proper execution of plans right?
There’s unknowns that can’t be accounted for or planned for, no matter how well connected one’s information network is.
Most people are placated by complaining online and coming up with their elaborate theories about how things are gonna go down. And then they don’t.
Dude, my whole life the threat of “Liberal vs Conservative” was gonna come to a head soon has been a ‘thing’. I’m 45 years old, and I’ve been hearing it forever.
A bunch of college age kids discovering politics on message boards as teenagers, having nazi fetishes and trying to actualize their dreams because they were told as kids “your dreams can be made real, just believe!”… will peter out as they realize they need to have a place to live, mom and dad won’t support, etc.
meh. daddy authoritarian complex fetishes.
80/20 rule. If anything ever did “go down”: 20% of the people do 80% of the work. 10,000 people promise, 2000 make concrete plans to show up, 100 actually show up because the other 1900 people ended up with real life getting in the way of their revolutioning.
Maybe if it’s scheduled on a Saturday afternoon. Those are usually boring days.
No more staged than the protesters were staged. Did you think it was spontaneous? It’s never spontaneous. Most people don’t want to bother protesting. It’s boring.
It’s basically a parade function for a town.
It takes planning and preparation. You gotta make signs. You gotta wear jackets if it’s cold. Planning. You need markers. You have to check your schedule. ‘can I schedule for protest inetween my 2pm doctor appt and my 6 oclock dinner with the O’Malleys)?
In America? Nothing much ultimately ever changes. It’s how the Constitution was designed. Brilliantly too. Toss and tussle back and forth laws more or less stay the same. Some progress, some regress, but these things come and go like the Superbowl most of the time.
Yup. That’s why the USA is not keen on Nazi or white nationalism.
A few always controlled the many. But the US Constitution is a powerful document. For the stuff you’re talking about, it would require the elimination of that document entirely.
That happens? You’ll get both north and south marching together on Washington DC.
If you’re starting from a vacuum, you can make these numbers work, sure.
Do you know how the US government functions?
I was throwing out random numbers and was probably wrong. You win that point but it doesn’t map to the USA regardless.
I’m depending on it. Got no other choice. I see a success, and have to trust the people in charge don’t want to fuck up their towns and they’ll find ways to follow suit.
They might not. But I have to hope they’ll do it so at least they’re around for re-election time.
In Boston, there was what I consider to be an extremely successful protest/counter protest, complete with anti-police and police, 40000 attendees, only 27 arrests (the anti-police, a group named by the police commissioner).
27 arrested out of 40000 people? The people who wanted to speak got to speak?
Success. Everybody lives. Everybody goes home today.