“They might comport themselves in such a case not as a force of law and order, not even as a force of repression upon civil disorder, but as a true criminal force; chaotic, improvisational, undisciplined, and finally–sufficiently aroused–uncontrollable.”

A comrade of mine (Tim Goulet) posted this to Facebook earlier today. Gives a pretty shockingly accurate description of the police cracking down on protests in ’68 that still holds very true today.

Chicago 1968 Democratic National Convention - Protestors are attacked by the Illinois National Guard on Michigan Avenue.

Chicago 1968 Democratic National Convention – Protestors are attacked by the Illinois National Guard on Michigan Avenue.

“Norman Mailer on police behavior at the 1968 Democratic National Convention:

“What staggered the delegates who witnessed the attack–more accurate to call it the massacre, since it was sudden, unprovoked, and total–on Michigan Avenue, was that it opened the specter of what it might mean for the police to take over society. They might comport themselves in such a case not as a force of law and order, not even as a force of repression upon civil disorder, but as a true criminal force; chaotic, improvisational, undisciplined, and finally–sufficiently aroused–uncontrollable.”

Ferguson Police Dept. attacking protestors standing up for Mike Brown.

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Mainline Marxism or Die. Activist, Student, and Degenerate.
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