The love affair with violence and censorship continues...

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BoogieMonster (September 28, 2016, 17:17:24 PM):
Today, things got a little out of hand at Rhodes.

As police woman explains towards the end, students were attempting to pelt a public road with rocks and glass, and the result is a lot of rubber bullets fired throughout the video. There's little context for one person at the start getting shot. Not sure what's up with that... but at the end bystanders are clearly explained by the cops that they're being protected and should rather not complain about that fact.

But what I do find telling is someone like Eisebius Mckaiser's reaction to this. Pay attention to the comments. He's actively saying he won't listen to dissent, the cops are wrong, period, and damn your facts. Do these people live on some other planet I don't? Has humanity completely forgotten how violence works?

... and this shit is becoming universal by now: Exactly the same thing is happening in the states: Dude refuses to listen to cops, makes a threatening move, gets shot, cops are publicly flailed in the press, everyone now hates cops even more, violence ensues, lather, rinse, repeat.

What ever happened to telling your kids: "Violence will beget violence"? Is this really such a difficult concept? Of course, the public outcry just emboldens these youths that they are doing what's just and right, and then they grow up to run the place. DISGRACEFUL.

Where the freck do we go from here? I sure as hell hope this regressive leftism is peaking cause the world will be in ruins soon enough if this rampant stupidity continues.

Faerie (September 28, 2016, 18:08:14 PM):
Im with you, but I shudder at the thought of ending up on the other side of this spectrum. A Nanny State. And looking at the DA run community whatsapp group Im on, this is a reality we face. They actively encourage people to report their neighbours for infringements, going as far as posting pics of people watering their gardens... which is worse... I honestly cannot tell as both scenarios rule with fear.
Mefiante (September 28, 2016, 19:20:44 PM):
What tickles me about these student protests is their attendant unfailing descent into mindless savagery and demolition—and this from the country’s supposed aspiring intelligentsia. The argument that their grievances, legitimate or otherwise, won’t be earnestly considered unless they run amok rings quite hollow now that they’ve forcefully made that point several times. Now would be the time to suspend such nonsense and try to negotiate a solution, yet they continue their scorched earth insanity, regardless. And not far behind is their uncompromising stance where “compromise” means “give us everything we want unconditionally right now, or else.” All of this adds up to a dull-witted strategy that will likely quite seriously cripple the country’s already ailing tertiary education system.

The self-styled visionaries are wearing self-styled blinkers.

'Luthon64
BoogieMonster (September 28, 2016, 21:41:35 PM):
Im with you, but I shudder at the thought of ending up on the other side of this spectrum. A Nanny State.

What blows my mind is that both ends of the "spectrum" are a nanny state. In fact calling it a spectrum is a bit of a misnomer. There is no "right" in SA. Centrist and Conservative views are basically all but wiped out. We ONLY have liberals. and yes that should scare the living bejeesus out of everyone.
brianvds (September 29, 2016, 05:06:57 AM):
... and this shit is becoming universal by now: Exactly the same thing is happening in the states: Dude refuses to listen to cops, makes a threatening move, gets shot, cops are publicly flailed in the press, everyone now hates cops even more, violence ensues, lather, rinse, repeat.

Mind you, American cops do every now and then just summarily execute people, shoot kids, taser old ladies in wheelchairs, etc. etc. But the public there is barking up the wrong tree - there is little to zero evidence that the cops are more likely to shoot black suspects than white ones. Their cops have just been militarized, and are overly paranoid and aggressive in a general sort of way.

Neither the public nor the media there look at cases on an individual basis though. Whether the cops are hailed or condemned for shooting a suspect depends on whatever the fad of the moment is, and the skin pigmentation of the people involved, not the evidence in each case.

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