Here’s what I don’t get about the never ending calls of ‘something must be done’ from National and ACT MPs on another ‘tuff-on-Crime’ bender.
What exactly are they demanding must be done at a gang funeral?
Outlaws burying a fallen Comrade are to be tolerated the way militant cyclists crossing the bridge are tolerated the way Maori rights occupations are tolerated the way environmental protest actions are tolerated etc etc etc BECAUSE the use of State force required to suppress those events far outweighs whatever preservation of pearl clutching public order demands.
So what exactly are these National and ACT MPs demanding, putting aside of course the fact we never want a situation where the Police do the bidding of politicians because that’s quite fascist, so put aside that Simeon Brown wants the powers of a Police State, to do what then?
Arrest these gang members at a funeral for a fallen comrade who died in police custody?
That’s what National and ACT want is it?
Hands up who thinks attempting arrests at a gang funeral for a member who died in police custody would erupt in open warfare on the streets of Grey Lynn?
These fucking clown MPs are stupid enough to demand a level of paramilitary policing that would create a civil war of violence in response!
Who benefits from consistently trying to create a confrontation here?
Remember, all the gang members did was do a couple of burn outs. When you consider the enormous tension the domestic gangs are under from the 501 syndicates and the death of a member in police custody, I’d suggest we all got off pretty fucking lightly in terms of disruption!
Yet what would National and ACT have done? They would have sparked violence by demanding a level of policing that would have created enormous outrage from the gangs present and easily spun out of control.
While the election is still 2 years away, let’s be clear that a National-ACT Government would border on the fascist.
Don’t anyone forget that. While we on the left are busy cancelling each other, we most focus on the actual political enemy and they are giving us plenty of reasons not to trust them with power.
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