The Anarchist Resistance to the 2005 Presidential Inauguration
Normally, I don’t bother to talk about anarchists because well….they’re pretty much irrelevant losers. However, today I stumbled across a passage written on the Anarchist Resistance to the 2005 Presidential Inauguration that was too good to pass up…
“Four years ago anarchists marched on the Inauguration, hundreds strong. The police set up check points forcing thousands to adhere to bag and body searches, in response – we smashed a secret service check point, opening up the parade route for all. While some waved the American flag, we burned it. While some booed, we pelted the motorcade with trash. Bush was crowned, but the black flag was hoisted high on that cold January day. In the four years that have passed, the country has grown afraid and the Left docile. As we have always known, it’s not just Bush – it’s the system, and his campaign of fear makes us more fearless everyday.
This January, let the world see not a display of American Patriotism from the right and American “free speech” from the left but a massive resistance to the latest representation of 200+ years of murder, slavery, greed and genocide that has been the American way from George Washington to George W. Bush. There’s nothing left to salvage in this empire that is the U.S. government. It’s time to bring it down.
We Are Resisting
For those of us who envision a world without rulers, a world without borders and a world with freedom for all, not just those within a particular nation, class, race, gender or religion – the time to act is now – with all out resistance to capitalism and centralized power. From empires, occupation, and colonialism by governments, to a culture based on patriarchy, domestic violence, child abuse, and so many forms of oppression – the system is broken. It cannot be fixed, or reformed as many will try and tell us. It is from the ashes of the system, that the new world that we envision can arise.”
First off, it’s so hilarious that they’re so pleased with themselves (“the black flag was hoisted high on that cold January day”) for smashing a “secret service check point” & pelting the President’s motorcade with garbage. Their mothers must be so proud.
The “utopian vision” of the world is funny as well,
“For those of us who envision a world without rulers, a world without borders and a world with freedom for all, not just those within a particular nation, class, race, gender or religion – the time to act is now – with all out resistance to capitalism and centralized power. “
Ah yes, freedom for all! Freedom for a gang of thugs to batter down your down and plant a pick-axe in your head without fear of the police showing up. Freedom to live in crushing poverty without those capitalist corporations and governments…..
You want to know what kind of world we’d end up living in if these anarchists somehow got their wish? Watch “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” sometime — if you can stand Tina Turner’s atrocious overacting — and you’ll get a pretty good idea of how it would probably turn out.
Remember that when you see these Black Block anarchists who are welcomed with open arms by the left at their “peace rallies”…