Skip to comments.Occupy Boston takes a page from the radical underground (Anarchist's Playbook & the RAT base)
Posted on 10/14/2011 10:26:16 AM PDT by Libloather
Occupy Boston takes a page from the radical underground
The Anarchist's Playbook
By LIZ PELLY | October 12, 2011
Just hours after his men finished wiping the Greenway's manicured gardens with the bellies, knees, and faces of Occupy Boston last Tuesday, the BPD top cop attempted to create dissent by blaming a familiar bogeyman: the "anarchists."
BPD Commissioner Ed Davis told the BostonHerald on Tuesday that he had no problem with the real protesters. "The [Occupation] group that was here for the first 10 days was working very closely with us," he said, "but they warned us yesterday morning that a new group, the anarchists, wanted to take control."
Occupy Boston scoffed at that statement suggesting that the BPD was using a loaded term to turn public opinion against a nonviolent movement. "Any 'anarchists' who tried to disrupt the peaceful protests were BPD plants," the group tweeted from its official @occupy_boston account. "Our anarchists linked arms and sang songs. Peacefully."
In fact, the Occupy movement is deeply rooted in anarchist traditions and values. Many of the national Occupy movement's organizational tools the lengthy general assemblies, the finger-waggling exercises in consensus-building, the free food and clothing available throughout camp come from anarchist models of direct action, horizontal organizing, and gift economies.
(Excerpt) Read more at thephoenix.com ...
I’m just glad I haven’t had to be in Boston the last week or so, and don’t need to be there in the immediate future.
Unless a man has talents to make something of himself, freedom is an irksome burden. Of what avail is freedom to choose if the self be ineffectual? WE JOIN A MASS MOVEMENT TO ESCAPE INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY, or, in the words of the ardent young Nazi, to be free from freedom