Saturday, May 19, 2012

Why Everybody Hates Anarchists: NATO Summit Edition


There's really no reason to even comment on the douchebaggery of anarchists. What's left to say?

But the really sweet thing about this story is the throwing stars bit. The sword part is funny...but you don't really hit the top level of forever alone sophomoric dipshittery until you think that throwing stars are a crucial weapon in your revolutionary arsenal. It's only at that point--which we might call the Napoleon Dynamite Point--that you become a complete and total laughing stock. Though the "four empty beer bottles" for Molotov cocktails...also utterly hilarious.


Blogger Protagoras said...

It's hard to know for sure, but I'm afraid my level of confidence in the authorities makes me inclined to wonder if the defense has a point. Swords and throwing stars seem like toys or things collected, not things intended to be weapons. On some of the other stuff, I wish there weren't so many stories that make me rate the likelyhood of police planting evidence as high, but there are and I do. Which isn't to say these couldn't just be idiotic anarchists; I just don't think one should rush to judge when one's main information sources are as unreliable as the police and the press.

7:29 PM  
Blogger C-Nihilist said...

really? come on, man. this sounds like every other terrorist plot broken up in the US over the past few years:

"Michael Deutsch, an attorney for the protesters with the National Lawyers Guild, accused Chicago police of entrapment.

"*Michael Deutsch: 'Obviously, we don’t have access to all the information that the state has. But what we do know is, is that there were police—undercover police officers that ingratiated themselves with people who come from out of town. And from our information, these so-called incendiary devices and the plans to attack police stations, attack the mayor’s office, is all coming from the mind of the police informants and are not coming from our clients, who are nonviolent protesters. They are not anarchists. They don’t belong to a Black Bloc organization. They’re involved with nonviolent protest. And what we believe is, is that this is a way to stir up prejudice against the people who are exercising their First Amendment rights.'"

as for your broadly painted douchebaggery of anarchists, isn't that kind of like saying all Muslims are evil because 911? or all conservatives are selfish greedy twits because Rush Limbaugh? or judging all liberals as insufferable self-righteous vegans? don't get me wrong, i don't doubt your straw anarchist is a wicked douchebag. whatever floats yer boat, i suppose.

-the commenter formerly known as "Montag"

8:38 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Thing is, basically every one of them I've ever met has been a moron. So, from my perspective, it doesn't seem like an extrapolation from a small sample...

9:19 AM  

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