Thursday, June 17, 2010

G20 Protest, "Scorched Toronto"

I have never understood that part of the psyche of protest organizers where they feel they can grow support for their cause by deliberately disrupting people's lives. I support peoples right to assemble in protest, but I get pissed off when they block traffic. No cause has ever recruited my support by sending activists into the streets to disrupt every day life. The protest organizers for the upcoming G20 Summit are preparing a "walk out" where activists spread out and cause havoc. It is similar to the Scorched Earth strategy used to repel invasions of Russia, but it is not something that will endear you to the local people whose lives you are disrupting.


  1. These disruptive protest scum do it because they know they can get away with it. The horrendous costs of the G8/20 gabfests could have been avoided by deploying a couple hundred well armed police or military people with orders to shoot to kill.

  2. Amen!
    I even boycott BECEL margarine because they sponsor a bike ride for a charity that effectively keeps me from driving downtown Toronto to spend my money. If I were a mayoral winning candidate there, or a businessman there, I would force those people to go somewhere else to ride their bikes so that I could prosper without political interference. Send them to Mossport or something.

  3. If the incumbent politicians want to be reelected my bottom line is to prosecute all protestors to the FULLEST extent of the law. I include here people like Sid Ryan if it can be shown that he incited any kind of violence.

    In my mind he needs to be warned to call off his shenanigans because if he is not part of the solution he is part of the problem. Just being there is part of the problem.

    Why doesn't he rent a fallow farmers field to do his war dance.

  4. They cost a billion effing dollars too!!!!!!!

  5. A nice fantasy that a few hundred Cops or Military folks could stop what the PM is HOPING that he can stop, and that is, a well organized attack by people that look forward to dying. Getting the people into a single defensible structure in a well laid out and known environment sounds like a good plan to me. When I look at the cost figures that have been racked up in PAST G8 & G20 events, I think we're doing pretty well.

  6. Dart them all for craps sakes.

    Let them wake up in a cell until its over then send them a bill for the trouble they caused.

    If they're going to continue to behave in uncivil ways while they trample on the rights of others (and their property) then they are temporarily forfeiting some of their own rights in the process.

    (You know who this is, I say this all the time.)

  7. Anonymous is as anonymous does.

  8. you libertarians are full of shit. 'An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.' -Martin Luther King

    Gandhi engaged in widespread sabotage of the british state in india. no shit happens without breaking laws.

    We accept breaking laws and accept facing punishment to put pressure on our government bought off by the wealthy as always.

  9. this security effort is designed to encourage violence to further sway public opinion of protesters so the rich can continue playing god unchallenged.
    the media will call them domestic terrorists and the government will make more laws.
    if we lose the right to protest we are all doomed.

  10. I agree with Anonymous. The people "inciting violence as petty criminals" are in fact representing a very large percentage of the population: those of us who are pissed off but either too lazy, scared, or indisposed to do the same thing. I wish I could respond in this manner, but part of me always says "not yet, not yet, in due time." So for those of you out there claiming "these people don't represent anyone but themselves", you're wrong. They represent an every growing number of people angry enough to endorse or incite violence themselves. These people represent me, and I am nobody. I have less voice than you...I have no blogspot an I don't think anyone would read it even if I did. So burn some cop cars: at least they're not shooting kids with rubber bullets and tear gas (which, believe it or not, is something that the riot police do by accident every now and then...more than can be said of protesters and "terrorists").

  11. So Jimmy thinks that a large percentage of the population wants to see cop cars burn?

    Why do you think this is Jimmy? And by the way, a blogspot is free. Nothing is stopping you from having a voice Jimmy.

  12. I wonder how OCAP would feel if a bunch of citizens showed up at their offices with pitchforks, hoes and torches and trashed their offices?

    Has tarring and feathering and riding someone out on a rail gone out of fashion?

    John Clarke on Thursday said the police had declared war on the public should expect war in return and it sure looks like he and his buddies created one.