Khusrau wrote:I just can't help but think most of the 'LEO' types on TMP, the ex-military and all their uncritical fans are getting to reap the whirlwind they have sown. And I hate the term 'LEO' it's just another part of the macho bullshit that has gone along with SWAT, and body armour, and police behaving like there are police and potential enemies and nothing in between.
It's the casual violence of thugs in uniform deciding that a film crew needs to be shot with rubber bullets at close range, or shooting at someone sitting on their porch with a phone.
As for warrior culture, fuck that. They're the ones with big guns, armoured vehicles, body armour and thousands of pals, but they seem terrified of a few unarmed teenagers with placards.
I know plenty of police and ex police, but those guys aren't police by any normal definition, they're an occupying army.
Indeed; it is all just part of the macho bullshit culture that so many on the Right of American politics engage in. Now the Orange Goblin is threatening to send in the army to sort out the protesters, having tear gassed peaceful protesters so that he can get a photo-op holding a bible by a church; it is like watching a failed banana republic.
The irony of so many people in the most aggressively and repressively policed country in the Western developed world shouting about how much more free they are than anyone else can only be lost on those who do understand irony.