Jul 05, 2013 3:23 AM GMT
He got what he deserved
theantijock saidOf course that's disturbing. So how do we judge whether or not someone is provoking violence?
If I protest down the street from a military funeral, is that respectful enough. If I protest on the cemetery grounds during the burial, have I stepped over a line of decency. If I disrupt the ceremony not just with signs but with my voice, as mourners are expressing their grief, would I not expect to be manhandled the fuck out of there?
I remember at a Lauderdale pride parade when some scumbag paid a plane to skywrite some Jesus stuff directly above the pride festival. Super rude. I thought that person should have been arrested for graffiti. Didn't they just arrest some guy who protested a bank in chalk? One blows away, one washes away in the rain so what's the difference. Now I'm not saying skywriting Jesus over Pride deserves antiaircraft missiles, but I wonder where's the line.
A protest across the street is one thing. But what if that guy tried marching in the pride parade with that sign. Allowed? Okay to physically prevent that? Is it okay for him to parade his sign through the pride parade audience? What if he paid for a VIP ticket, okay to hold a sign in the reviewing stands?
Maybe the answer is Security like there is at other events. That guy shouldn't be in the parade with his sign, and those people celebrating shouldn't have to lose their good time on this one day, policing, when they should be having a good time.
turbobilly saidShout "FIRE!" in a crowded theater and you can expect to get trampled on. Tough shit.
theantijock saidOh you're quick tonight. You must've just gotten laid.
turbobilly saidtheantijock saidOh you're quick tonight. You must've just gotten laid.
What is this "laid" you speak of? Even my hands refuse to talk to me....
turbobilly saidAnd after that?
GordHunter saidViolence solves nothing.
People have a right to protest (that is part of "freedom" in the U.S. is it not?)just as Pride or any other cultural event is allowed,accepted, and celebrated.
Confronting any oppressor with violence just gives "them" more power....you're just feeding the beast.
If you ignore, they end up looking like an ass. If you resort to their tactics...or in this case, choose violence, you are the ass.
Anyways, by the looks of it, the guy was protesting quietly..the gang that attacked him was pretty f'ing obnoxious...a classless move on their part and nothing to be proud of...my 2cents.