Sunday, February 20, 2011

Infowar Reminder: Tension escalates during Seattle police protest


Just a head's up, we can find thousands of these stories dating back 50 years, but now that protesting is coming back in style in a big way, just in time for plans for global destabilization by the global elite, or the deposing of valuable puppet-leaders who are too nationalistically stubborn, or too famliar to their people and need to be changed, to usher in a world government out of the chaos, it might be time to figure out a cost-benefit analysis of protests vs. the info war option that people still have.

Adults shouldn't still be getting together to yell at cops, get beaten up and go home to get better policies from their governments. Children can try it, but adults yelling about people who are not there, and at people who don't care, or at nearly absent politicians and cops who are paid to be there, armed and increasingly irritable, is a big mistake. When the government invites you to a fight with police: don't go. What happened in Seattle to prompt a protest may be valid, but the problems usually are.

What's really up for debate, until the obvious is understood by enough people, is the solutions. Since we're in an era of rich countries colluding with big banks and multi-national corporations to draft agreements that increase their wealth and power at the expense of everyone else, like at the G20 Summits, let's see what's been done and what we can do. The G20 in Pittsburgh and Toronto saw martial law conditions, violence, mass arrests and violations of rights. It's a lot, but that's all that happened.

After months of promotion by the media and attendance by thousands of activists locally and many from around the world, the worst part of the protests is the 20,000 people in charge of G20 security, mostly police, were put in a perfect position to do completely insane things they shouldn't have been trained to do, with a lot of public support. The protests normalized the erosion of civil liberties they were intending to stop, among other vague goals, plus helped deadly G20 policies be virtually ignored.

Before this gets uglier, with the protests spreading across the Middle-East and Europe arriving in North America, people need to consider helping other people make smarter choices on a consistent basis to help everyone affect the power structure. Max Keiser's suggested driving down the stock price of Coke or buying silver to crush JP Morgan, among other options. However, no matter how many good suggestions are made, unless lots of people hear them, they're for naught.

Otherwise all the energy wasted on protests will be controlled and co-opted by the same network of well-organized and funded groups militarizing police worldwide for decades, but especially since 9/11, specifically to train them to handle the expected global economic riots. Heck, you can even call the protests "practice" in "population control exercises" until police get good enough at and used them to make it routine. When you see a big messy protest, you can see exactly what they're trained to do.

Most people probably don't know the super-rich (Rockefeller, Ford, Carnegie, etc.) set up huge tax-exempt foundations to give out grants to control cultures, including funding their own opposition -- which means a lot of activism -- to make sure they were -- even if well-intentioned -- ultimately ineffective. Or, perhaps to make sure adults ran in the streets and yelled like crazy people instead of just talking to each other first. Add the media making them look crazier and it turns everyone else off.

Unfortunately, it looks like the same corporate-state media that's lied before is now committed to selling us the idea of protests -- especially to young people -- and especially after the widely celebrated success story in Egypt -- for a while. Adults will either get brainwashed into going along with this or figure out how to use the info war to stop it. Otherwise we'll see chaos, then people beg for order, then the state will use the protests, provocateured violence and more to increase their control.

Fortunately, it's not hard to understand any of this, or see the what most protests produce, or the fruits of their labour, to see if there's any better way for thousands of people who supposedly care about the issues, the kids, each other and their future to do something else about it. There are certain things we should try to remember instead of just getting updated by the next Twit. Since the "protest" is a "trending topic" on TV, it might be time to figure out why and how we can share better options.


Check it out, it seems like both the cops and protesters started getting frustrated.

This happens so often it's probably supposed to, so we can do something else.

Once people understand this, we'll all see we're in it together to win anyway.


Tension escalates during Seattle police protest

KING 5 News | February 18, 2011 at 7:35 PM

SEATTLE -- Protesters took to the streets again Friday night in a demonstration against police brutality. But this time, the tension escalated with protesters engaging police and officers responding with pepper spray.

It was the second march through Seattle since Wednesday, when King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg announced he would not file charges against Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk. Birk shot and killed John T. Williams, a native woodcarver, last August.

"Arrest Birk now," some protesters chanted.

The demonstrators halted traffic as they walked from one end of downtown to another, chanting "No justice, no peace, no racist police!" They were followed closely by numerous police officers on bicycles, horseback and on foot.

It seemed some protesters came ready to pick a fight with police. When a faction tested the police line, bicycle officers opened up with pepper spray. Officers also moved in after some rocks and bottles were lobbed at them. A patrol car window was also broken out.

The crowd stopped in front of the King County Jail, headed southbound toward Pioneer Square, then circled back toward Westlake Center before heading to Capitol Hill. There were reports of protesters lying in the middle of the road at 5th Avenue and Pine Street.


"I don't believe that this is actually going to accomplish anything," said one protester. "but, at least people are doing something."


Police said they were keeping an eye on one core group of protesters who seemed to be there just to instigate.

Another demonstration on Wednesday night lasted a couple of hours, but no damage had been reported.

Although Satterberg said he could not charge Birk under state law, a Seattle Police Department review board determined the shooting was unjustified. Birk resigned Wednesday afternoon.
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