January 17, 2011

That weird lefty world view

The Illiberal Conspiracy is currently hosting a text book example of the far left’s complete blindness to reality. The author starts off in a rant against the police saying that people protesting against student fees should stop doing organised protests to Parliament or Trafalgar Square.

However then it gets weirder as in the comments he complains about the way that Sunny edited his draft. In the original draft Bard-Rosenberg explicitly said that he is happy for there to be rioting and destruction on protests, which Sunny edited out, before complaining that the police use tactics designed to contain riots when dealing with the student protests. In the original draft he says that the police should be seen as legitimate targets, for fire extinguishers thrown from the rooftops presumably. Sunny’s edited version of advising organisers not to end their marches in one of the usual locations transforms in the original draft to not letting the police know at all where they are off to and simply swarming through London trying to cause the maximum amount of disruption to the maximum number of people. I can really see that winning them the support of ordinary people; that is the people that they want money from in order to make sure that they have an advantage over in the job market … not. As Sunny said in his comment on the editing that he did Bard-Rosenberg seemed to be arguing that the protests weren’t working because they don’t embrace the violence enough!

Those organising the student protests where given a chance to protest peacefully without the use of kettling or any of the other tactics reserved to contain potential riots, and the blew it. They demonstrated that these protests would turn into riots, as they all have, so the police switched tactics to try and contain the riots when they happened. This is very simple cause and effect, something that lefties always have trouble grasping. Perhaps the servants on this particular Tarquin’s daddy’s estate get paid off so as not to complain when the young master tried to drop fire extinguishers on them? However out here in the real world the police are there to stop rioting, the destruction or property, and attempts to kill people; that is everything that the protestors did and feel are completely justified tactics.

If you want to riot you have to face the consequences. So long as the police have reason to believe that the protests will turn into riots they will use the tactics that they have developed for containing riots. That those attending the riots cannot seem to understand this very simple relationship really is a damning inditement of the way that university education has fallen since Labour decided that everybody must go.

January 11, 2011

A left wing rioter goes to jail

Today a lefty was put in jail for trying to kill a policeman, or anybody else that happened to be under him, by dropping a fire extinguisher from the top of tall building. This event, while shocking, does have a striking resemblance to how striking miners murdered a taxi driver for being willing to drive strike breakers by dropping a concrete block on his car while he drove down the motorway after the last time Labour got thrown out of power for ruining the country. Just like then the more moderate left has been full of excuses for their boot-boys violence. Then in the USA another lefty tries to murder a US congresswoman, since left this time thinks they can smear the right by his actions they are full of condemnations this time. That will vanish if the fact of his real political allegiance is brought to the public attention. Just as there is nothing but the sound of tumbleweeds around the Labour politicians that stole money from the tax-payer. The left have a long history of violence when they cannot get their way so one prediction that you can bank on this year is that there will be more rioting lefties.