Jon S. On Mon, Jul 30th At 1:07 PM
After a police officer shot Carlo Giuliani in the|
head, Time magazine published a requiem of sorts
-- explaining that the 23-year-old Italian
protester pretty much got what he deserved.
"One man died in Genoa; a man, we must presume,
who was swayed by the false promise that violence
-- not peaceful protest, not participation in the
democratic process -- is the best way to advance
a political cause," Time's article concluded. "It
is not too much to hope that the next time his
friends stoop to pick up a cobblestone, they will
remember a lesson learned when plows first broke
the Mesopotamian earth: You reap what you sow."
How dare they chide him, even to his grave! The
hypocricy and misguidedness of the "You reap what
you sow." comment makes my stomach churn. Who
tortured and killed durring protests in Brazil,
protests in Papua New Guinea, and protests in
Genoa? It wasn't protesters and it wasn't even
black bloc participants. It was the police and
government agents who are traind and paid to
commit such acts of suppression against the
people. And even these murders are insignificant
when compared to the deaths directly tied to the
policies of the so called "G8". Those with power
and influence wonder why there is a black bloc.
I'll tell you why. They remember a lesson learned
when plows first broke the Mesopotamian earth:
You reap what you sow.