Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Common Thread of Violence

Communists organize protests to exploit the Ferguson incident and refusal of a grand jury to indict the police officer; while a world away, communist forces suppress real demonstrations for democracy.

It annoys me that our press corps is really bad about identifying the strong influence of communists and anarchists in Ferguson-related riots (as they failed in the Iraq War protests and the Occupy Wall Street dirt-fests):

"Only Revolution Can Bring Peace!" "From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson/Down With Capitalist [Police Terror]," "No Justice in the Capitalist Courts!/Internationalist Group."

I don't know what to say about that, so I'll just quote something I read in The Daily Beast, last August: "Communist agitators stirring up a civil rights protest sounds like a bad ‘60s flashback, but that’s just what happened last week in Ferguson, Missouri."

Meanwhile in Hong Kong, actual oppression and lack of justice:

Hong Kong riot police arrested 80 pro-democracy protesters on Tuesday in running clashes after several thousand demonstrators erected street barricades following clearance of part of a protest hotspot.

Several thousand police were deployed after a court ordered the reopening of a blocked street in the working-class district of Mong Kok, scene of some of the most violent confrontations in the two-month long "Occupy Central" civil disobedience campaign.

I wonder if Chinese authorities acted knowing so much attention will be on Ferguson?

UPDATE: Yeah, watch Ferguson!

Hong Kong police on Wednesday cleared one of the largest protest sites that has choked the city for months, arresting scores of pro-democracy activists in what could be a turning point in the fight to wrest greater political freedom from Beijing's control.

Riot police clashed with protesters late into the evening as activists sought to regroup and regain lost ground.

Nothing to see. Move along.