Undercover cops and their unwitting liberal co-conspirators
A true life parable concerning events that occurred during the August 21st Bush protest at the University of Portland. A great lesson for all.
To the best of my abilities, what follows is a true recollection of events that occurred Thursday, August 21st, at the University of Portland Bush protest.
After taking the streets with at least 3,000 or so other picketers, my comrade and I made our way to the front of the barricades, directly in front of the hall Bush was expected to speak in. With pots and pans we banged on the three foot high metal barricades separating us from the green lawn and the riot cops.
My comrade and I believe it is of utmost importance to make as many individuals as possible question all pre-conceived notions learned subconsciously through the inevitable process of socialization - ideas which the majority, many of whom consider themselves to be enlightened critical thinkers, naively accept as the gospel truth. Therefore, as in every other day of our lives, whenever we take to the streets, we attempt to make as many people as possible question their previously un-examined reasons for acting, speaking, and believing - police and protestors alike.
As usual, we called out the cops on the lawn for what they are, who they serve and protect, their motivations for deciding to become cops, and the impact that their brutal quelling of dissent has on their own families and friends.
We yelled, "So are your parents in there, paying $2,000 a plate? Your parents rich? No - they're working class just like us, or else you wouldn't be cops!"
"To serve and protect? Who you serving and protecting? The people? We're out here - you're pointing your guns at us! You're serving and protecting the rich - the ones in there! The same people who are closing our schools, slashing our budgets, cutting our jobs - and your families are affected too! You're traitors to your own families! How does it feel? Think about that tonight!"
After just such and exchange, a typical liberal counter-revolutionary sheep piped up behind us, "This is a peaceful protest! Don't be violent!"
My comrade turned and quickly dealt with him.
"Violence? And how's speaking violence?" she asked.
"You're using violent words - you're using a violent tone," he replied.
"No - I'm not telling anyone to attack anyone else. Words aren't violence. Violence would be if I punched you in the f*cking head. Now I'm not telling you what to say, so don't you f*ckiing tell me what to say."
"Look at you, little hipster boy, with your uniform on," she continued. "Why don't you go back to your cafes and pretend to intellectualize and f***ing vote Democrat, just like you're told. That'll fix everything, right?"
"Oh - she's seen me at the cafes," he embarrassingly laughed to his suddenly silent friends.
"No I haven't," my comrade retorted. "I don't go to cafes, you f*cking idiot."
Meanwhile, only seconds after the liberal spoke up, an overweight guy in a white t-shirt standing behind me mimicked almost exactly what the liberal had just said to us.
I replied, " So how am I being violent?"
"You're provoking the police to attack all of these people," he replied.
" I'm just calling them what they are. If I'm walking down the street, and somebody calls me a traitor, do I have the right to kick the sh*t out of them?" I asked.
"No, but . . . ."
"So you just disproved your own argument," I interrupted. "If I beat down some guy for insulting me, I'd be the one being violent - just like these cops are the violent ones when they attack us every time."
As one who has lost a logical argument often does, this guy quickly changed the subject.
"You know, they've got families to support."
"There's plenty of other jobs to pick," I replied
"Oh yeah - I'm unemployed right now. There aren't any jobs around here. What do you do? You employed?" he asked.
"Yeah, I am," I answered. "But I wouldn't be a cop if it was the last job on earth. I'm not going to betray my own family. Only certain types of people want to become cops - cowardly f*cking bullies."
"Why aren't you a cop?" I continued. "Or maybe you are."
At this point the people standing around us booed and hissed at this guy, since they had heard our whole conversation.
Suddenly, this kid I had met at the barricade grabbed my arm, yelling, "Here he comes!"
I turned to see the beginning of Bush's motorcade leaving the college. Screaming and pounding my pot on the fence, I roared along with everyone else. When I turned back a few minutes later, the pudgy white t-shirted guy was nowhere to be seen. The kid I had met turned to me and said, "Sh*t, you called out the undercover!"
At that point, I didn't pay much mind, thinking maybe 50/50 that he actually was a cop.
Then, on Friday, my comrade called me with excitement in her voice, telling me how this same pudgy white guy's picture was plastered all over Indymedia, with pictures of him hob-knobbing with our feathery friend officer Meyers and other pigs. I was jubilant.
(for original post showing our not-to-slick undercover caught in action): http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/08/270355.shtml
Now I know it was no coincidence the undercover was standing right behind us. We had been very vocal and were sensibly wearing masks, and I'm sure the riot pigs had pointed us out and sent him over to watch us.
Now in case anyone reading this hasn't already put two and two together - let me spell it out for you:
The undercover was saying the same thing to me that this na´ve liberal had said to my comrade. The cop was doing it for pay. His superiors and their superiors above them have a vested interest in keeping this country's wealth in the hands of the top one percent that control the multi-national corporations that control our government.
The na´ve liberal, on the other hand, did and said exactly the same thing as the cop, but he wasn't even getting paid to do it. Every time my comrade and I have ever been to a picket or rally, we have heard the same thing from literally tens upon tens of other liberals. And there are millions of them out there. Its like millions of liberal brains must understand life truly through the eyes of a beaten woman who blames herself when her husband beats her. These liberals must sit on their couches every night watching Lifetime movies and look over at each other and say, "Yeah, she's right - It is her fault. She really shouldn't have talked back to him like that."
The crucial point here: you liberals in the streets, so well-trained, are repeating exactly what the undercover cops/COINTELPRO fatasses want you to think. So for all of you liberals and "progressives" out there who think without really thinking, here is the moral of the story:
You are playing the game exactly as those in power want you to play the game. It is a game that you can never win. You are playing their game - by their rules. And those in power are extremely greedy. As long as you continue in your unthinking ways, you are the moral equivalent of an informer selling out your own people.
But - if you really want a better world, a world different from ours, a world of equality, freedom, and peace - there is another way: DON'T PLAY THE GAME. DON'T PLAY BY THEIR RULES. And first and foremost, question harshly and truthfully everything you believe.
I'll even provide you with a few starters to get you going:
1. Impeach Bush! - Whoopdeef*ckingdoo. So then Cheney's president? Anyone remember when Nixon was going to be impeached? He simply stepped down, Ford became president, and Ford then pardoned Nixon.
2. Democrats are the lesser of two evils. - Everyone who votes Republican knows that they are voting for a party that believes that the wealthy should control this country, since the wealthy own this country. The Democrats, on the other hand, pretend they are for the working class, while in actuality any moron knows that they too support the corporations that control our country. There will always be dirt-poor whites and members of the middle class who will vote Republican as a status symbol - and then of course there's the top one percent, who our government actually represents - and together they will always vote Republican . But the masses, whom in general do believe that our government should represent the common worker, are continually tricked into voting for the Democrats - sucking off the votes of all who want a better world - to be continually betrayed again and again and again. This leads to the majority of the working class not voting at all, thus allowing the neo-fascists their way - since otherwise there would always be our 90% to their 10%. And the changeless cycle continues . . . . Now tell me again, which is the lesser of two evils?
3. Guns are bad. - It's OK for rednecks, who we all know support fascism, to possess weapons. It's not OK for "liberals" or anyone leaning to the left to even think about owning a gun. In third world countries all over the planet, US trained military dictatorships recruit the rednecks of their countries to go out and round up and kill any dissenters. The rednecks are called death squads and the dissenters (this includes you liberals) are called the disappeared. Now think for two seconds why it might be that you and all of your liberal friend have been taught that owning guns is a bad thing. Only rednecks have guns, right? There's no reason why anyone would want you to think this way is there?
Or you'll all deserve the death squads when they come.
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