servile scumMeanwhile, at the LAPD blog, the comments to a post on the MacArthur Park "disturbance" open a curious window onto a world of people who wish the United States were more like a banana republic:
Only in America are illegal imigrants granted the right to protest act like jack asses and then be commended or defended when they get the hammer! In other countries we would be jailed and then you would never hear about it, but not here.I particularly like the accidental "we," but yes: What a disappointment that our government doesn't disappear protesters in ways that you would never hear about.
Or even simpler: "The LAPD should have opened fire on them for real." Exactly right! We need a government that regularly mows people down! Not enough gunfire, I say!
And then there's this one, which I won't even try to summarize.
I find that I'm frequently reminded, these days, of the rant delivered to a column of German prisoners in Band of Brothers: "Hey, you! That's right, you stupid Kraut bastards. That's right. Say hello to Ford, and General fuckin' Motors. You stupid fascist pigs. Look at you. You have horses. What were you thinking? Dragging our asses half way around the world, interrupting our lives. For what, you ignorant, servile scum. What the fuck are we doing here?"
If it bothers you that you live in a country where protesters aren't shot, you might consider moving.