Skip to comments.Provoking Putin (Times Square Rally)
Posted on 08/18/2012 12:18:08 AM PDT by OddLane
The conviction of and two year prison sentence leveled against anti-clerical, anti-authoritarian riot grrl punk rock band Pussy Riot should not have come as a surprise to those who have been following the periodic show trials initiated by the Putin regime in order to quell swelling domestic discontent and internal protests. In spite of the inevitability of this verdict, dozens of sympathizers and rock enthusiasts-such as the person seen above-decided to show up in Times Square for yesterdays Global Day Of Action, which was intended to demonstrate solidarity with the three women prosecuted for standing up to Vladimir Putin and his friends in the etiolated, yet politically connected, Russian Orthodox Church.
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On one hand, people have right to speak freely. On the other hand, that speech should not be unreasonably offensive to other people. Is it OK to climb onto a soap box on a street corner and say that you are against a politician? Certainly. Is it OK to hack into the scoreboard during a major football game and do the same? Probably not. Is it OK to take people hostage on board of four airplanes and similarly mention a dislike of some government? Certainly not.
The borderline that separates reasonable and unreasonable depends on importance of the message. In this case those girls haven't said anything that they haven't said before. They started with small things, but in a democracy (let's assume for the moment that one is present in Russia) they should be left alone, unmolested by the police. And that's what happened - most of their actions were ignored. So they decided to up the ante and go for the shock value. Hence the sex act with a frozen chicken (it's on Google if anyone is curious.) When that gathered no notice they went for desecration of a church, in presence of worshipers and clergy. Suppose they were not arrested then. What would they do next? Imagination runs amok here. Would they make an orgy in a kindergarten? Would they go for a real terrorist act? Who knows. But if past actions are any indications, these girls have no brakes - or brains.
Two years is a lot of time for an act of hooliganism. But the point of the sentence is to tell all budding punks that people of Russia do not want to be punked. Desecration of an altar is just a specific incident. But there was a photo on FR and elsewhere today how a similar anarchist group, FEMEN, that operates in Ukraine, used a chainsaw to fell a tall wooden crucifix for a cause that they considered worthy. The cause of the people who purchased and installed the cross was not a concern, of course. These punks never think about others - they always think only about themselves. They are anarchists and attention
whseekers, plain and simple. They are not "for" anything - they are against everything because that's the only message they have.
Here is what a Ukrainian said about this act:
"Today's act of vandalism against the memory of victims of political repression showed that nonhumans have crossed the line and set themselves against the whole Ukrainian community, as almost every Ukrainian family was repressed by the communist regime"
If this "lady" who cut the cross down is found she may be wishing for just two years in prison. People, for some strange reason, do not like it when an antisocial creature spits in their faces.
Antisocial behavior is far from being unique to Russia. The USA is very familiar with this - from uncontrolled and uncontrollable children to loose teenagers and school students who attack teachers, to adults who feel perfectly comfortable wearing pants on their ankles. None of that is good behavior, but in the USA it's all but illegal to try to stop it. As result the society is sliding down into anarchy. That's not the first time in history when that happened. Last decades of Roman Empire were also marked by a society where everything was permitted and nobody cared one way or the other. Where is that boundary when the personal freedom of expression collides with the need of the society to stay civilized? Monkeys do not know that boundary; as result they are flinging their own wastes at other monkeys, considering it perfectly natural. Do we want to go that low?
Amen! Well said
Two years in an AB resistant tuberculosis prison camp with some nasty tatted Olgas will teach these girls the meaning of Pussy Riot!
Pussy riot is a feminist wing of a neo-bolshevik group Vojna aka War. Their activity is centered against a church and law-enforcement.
Another their acts are Dick in the ass punk performance in a courtroom, mentopop performance which was about robbing a supermarket wearing a mix of police uniform and a priests dress, burnind down one and turning upside down another police vehicle, a series of sexual assaults on police women in subways etc.
In fact some of their comrades were on trial for these things before, that is there this Dick in the ass performance from.
You can see all these faces..
Mordovian hour performance on May, 1 2008 (throwing stray cats into McDonalds kitchen to feed animals with decadent food and make low-paid workforce celebrate Labor day as they claim it):
Sexual assaults on police cadets:
Note the song in Yiddish in background. It is a Jewish bolshevik song from October revolution, which is roughly about !@#$ the police. AFAIK one of performers was finally shot in process.
A screw the feds prank on KGB agent:
Burning up a police truck:
Another police vehicle destroyed:
Spraying urine on police officers and playing outrage over “illegal” arrest. Pay attention to babies these vermins always hang with them to make police soft on them:
“Humiliating a cop at his home”. A flashmob in a small town’s police station involving harassment of random policemen and disrupting their work.
And that is their promo video:
Im not including public orgies, sex with a frozen chicken in store etc.....
You are absolutely correct! Bravo.