Protests challenge the power of the authorities. Having to defend their every move shows how weak they really are. They respond the only way they know how, which is with a greater police presence. The police counter-attack with methods that infringe rights and threaten the liberties of all. Reminiscent of police operations in pre-Revolutionary Russia, the New York Police Department “infiltrated and spied on protest groups across the country” prior to the 2004 Republican National Convention (RNC). Agents provocateurs were also reported.
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The title of this piece is not an original statement, it’s actually a direct, and verifiably real, quotation from Rick Davis. Rick Davis, believe it or not, is a (currently still employed) campaign manager for John McCain. The response I’ve seen has mostly alternated between disbelief and cheering victory — my Democratic friends took that quote as a tacit admission of failure on behalf of the McBush campaign. I’m here to say that it’s not: Rick Davis was telling the truth.
Welcome to post-reality. I don’t expect anyone to get used to this anytime soon. Even CBS News is reporting on how most of the military footage from the Republican National Convention was paid actors in a stadium somewhere — this is the real 2008 Election…