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Fri May 29, 2020, 12:02 AM

Anarchists or Patriots?

Did we have a problem with the Boston Tea Party? Think not, cuz it was all about repression back in the 18th century. White folks were responsible.

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Reply Anarchists or Patriots? (Original post)
OAITW r.2.0 May 2020 OP
moondust May 2020 #1
OAITW r.2.0 May 2020 #2
rankled59 May 2020 #3
fleabiscuit May 2020 #4
greenjar_01 May 2020 #5

Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:18 AM

1. Both?

Sometimes anarchists/hoodlums infiltrate peaceful protests and start looting and doing serious damage. The peaceful protestors can get a bad name that way. I think that happened with the Yellow Vest protests in France and some others in Europe. Also maybe in Seattle.

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Response to moondust (Reply #1)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:20 AM

2. Both? Nope.

One or the other, history will sort it out.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:43 AM

3. I went to public school in the 60's & 70's. Refresh my memory pls.

What was the collateral damage of the Boston Tea party? Were there equivalents of Apartment buildings, Walmart, liquor stores, etc.?

Rioting and protest? I'm pretty ok with that. Arson, theft and the other violent acts against people or property that just happen to be in the vicinity doesn't cut it with me.

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Response to rankled59 (Reply #3)

Sat May 30, 2020, 12:11 PM

4. The colonials did not kill anyone.

However, it has been determined that "outside forces" started the destruction in Minnesota. The DU sometimes has the equivalent that we watch out for.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 12:15 PM

5. There is a proud tradition of American anarchists

They pretty much brought you all of our labor laws by engaging in massive social struggle from the 1870's through the 1930's.

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