Monday, June 28, 2010

Hooligans

Rex has it right. Some of my libertarian friends seem to say that the "peaceful protesters shouldn't be blamed for the hooligans. The peaceful protesters hid the thugs and cheered them on. They are equally responsible. If they were truly peaceful , they would have pointed out these thugs and allowed their march to go on. We have no idea what these marchers were protesting. I was listening to anne legace dowsonon on CJAD, a commie republican who has run for the ndp, defend these thugs as children. Well then let's charge their parents and them for the damage done. She had their representatives on the air and denounced the G20 for advocating cuts to public spending. She denounced capitalism. What a hypocrite. This is the kind of loon we have working for us at the cbc. Now she spews her leftist nonsense on a supposedly capitalist radio station.
The hooligans should be charged and made to pay restitution. The unions, like cupe, who hid the thugs also be sued and made to pay restitution. This is what your union dues pay for people. Are you proud?
No decent, civilized city — and Toronto is both — should be held hostage by the actions of a set of ferociously insolent thugs and vandals.

Which is what happened here yesterday afternoon, and in fits and starts last night and early morning.

A band of black-masked, malicious, and potentially dangerous ne’er-do-wells did their radical best to get a racket going: torched a couple of police cars, did their petty “let’s smash the windows” trick, insulted the police, intimidated spectators, and tried to order the press around.

The world has seen this knob of losers and self-nominated “anarchists” before; they gave themselves the comic-book brand “Black Bloc” long ago, and they have been the noisome tail to the dog of every high order world meeting for well over a decade.


Update, Here is the video.


rex on the Hooligans from roy eappen on Vimeo.

6 comments:

Kunoichi said...

"Some of my libertarian friends seem to say that the "peaceful protesters shouldn't be blamed for the hooligans. The peaceful protesters hid the thugs and cheered them on. They are equally responsible."

Hey, I'm libertarian, and I agree with you! The ones that didn't do anything to stop the vandals and allowed them to hide in their midst are just as responsible, not matter how much they claim their intentions were peaceful.

Anonymous said...

She also previewed the topic by saying she would talk about the gulag in Toronto.

She did indeed talk about "kids" and vegetarian and PETA supporter kids. Well, as far as I could tell a lot of them are university students who stay on after three or four years because they don't know what else to do with their lives.

Anonymous said...

"Some of my libertarian friends seem to say that the "peaceful protesters shouldn't be blamed for the hooligans. The peaceful protesters hid the thugs and cheered them on. They are equally responsible."

Cheering someone on, even a criminal, is not -- and should not be -- illegal. It is certainly not "equal" to smashing store windows and setting cop cars afire.

Peaceful protesters, and bystanders, were arrested this weekend. Pedestrians were stopped at random and searched arbitrarily. That is wrong. That is anti-freedom. No principled conservative, no matter how sympathetic to police, should be defending this.

Peter Milot said...

A-non-sense said....(that was an insult by the way)

"Cheering someone on, even a criminal, is not -- and should not be -- illegal. It is certainly not "equal" to smashing store windows and setting cop cars afire."

Really? What is it equal to?
Some sort of egalatarian paradise where everybody sucks off the communal state using violence?
Give me this, give me that or watch out?
The Smiley Face of fascism on display.
How charming.
Your want all these freedoms and rights and you ignore the obligation and responsibility that comes with upholding those ideas.
Peace and Kumbaya 24/7? as long as the welfare check arrives?
You cherish the elitist's, so you don't have to concern yourself with reality.
They will keep you fed, watered and sheltered.
Just like cattle.
I suggest you watch Woody Allan's "Sleeper".
It was the last intelligent movie he ever made.

Individual freedom trumps!

Anonymous said...

Individual freedom includes freedom of movement, association, and speech -- including the freedom to protest -- all of which were denied to many people in Toronto this weekend.

Everything else you wrote is a distraction. How can a conservative -- who, by definition, believes in freedom and a limited, certainly non-oppresive, state -- not call a spade a spade in this case? Is it cause you disagree with the protesters that you feel they should not have the right to do so? What about the bystanders who were also arrested?

Hoarfrost said...

Quote "Peaceful protesters, and bystanders, were arrested this weekend. Pedestrians were stopped at random and searched arbitrarily. That is wrong. That is anti-freedom. No principled conservative, no matter how sympathetic to police, should be defending this." Unquote

I have a problem with your "at random" statement. In another era this would be called an aprehended insurrection. Anyone and I mean anyone who messes with riot police deserve to be arrested, if not only for stupidity. These so-called innocent bystanders were the source of most of the problems. They were wittingly or unwittingly hiding the real culprits. You adventure tourists better get the fu*k out of the way next time. I am totally for freedom of expression but I am not in favour of licence. I will defend to the death your right to speak your mind but I will not defend your right to put us in danger.

Lot's of nuances excepted.

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