[Marxism] Moderator's note (or, Force and the State)

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Jul 3 11:22:39 MDT 2010


johnaimani wrote:
> Pre-war Germany and pre-integration South are
> but 2 examples of "as long as you let them beat you, they will,"

But of course.

Then again this has little to do with a black block tactic that involves 
using peaceful protesters as unwilling targets for a police riot. The 
movement has to defend itself against an element of the anarchist 
movement that cares little about the consequences of its actions and 
that has obviously become a tool of police provocations.

In the Weimar Republic and in the Deep South, people were trying to 
exercise their democratic rights, not some stupid adventure. Perhaps the 
most dramatic example was Robert Williams organizing an armed 
self=defense against Klan terror growing out of his efforts as a NAACP 
leader to desegregate a swimming pool.

Any resemblance to this and black bloc infantile disorders is purely 
coincidental.




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