Have You Seen It In Action?...............Sorry wrong group again.When reading members profiles, i'm surprised to see how many people declare themselves to be Anarchist's in the politics section.
I find myself wondering how many of these members who declare themselves to be Anarchist's have ever seen political/social Anarchy in action.
Last summer we here in the UK. got to see it at it's most virulent, vicious, selfish, violent and frightening.
For a whole week Many parts of London were total no go zones for law abiding citizens,
Gangs of youths, adults and even children ran riot through the streets. Shop windows were smashed and the shops looted, many were set on fire, Members of the public threw Molotov cocktails at the police, residents who were not involved were terrorised, those who were known to the Anarchist rioters stood by watching in amused fascination.
The rioting spread from London to several other city's in England. Law abiding people were trapped in burning buildings, caught between the flames behind them and the Anarchists below.
In one incident a group of Asian youths standing on the pavement were deliberately run down by another group in a car. One of them was killed.
So furious and so violent were the anarchist rioters that the police were helpless to stop them.
It was destructive, violent, greedy, terrifyingly scary for many, extremely dangerous, and in one case fatal.
I don't know if the pictures were broadcast on any American TV stations, but I wonder if, having seen these horrific scenes of public disorder/Anarchy, would so many people here on EP. align themselves with these Anarchists as a political preference.
I would like to think not.
AlmostAristotle 61-65, M 11 Responses 3 Apr 27, 2012