I'm really discouraged by the way in which this and related groups make kids who do eco sabotage into rockstars for getting arrested and then immediately turns into a witch hunt against them when the FBI effectively isolates them and terrifies them into copping a plea bargain. I know its not good to testify against your commrades, I'm clear on that. But I'm also clear that it is really really scary to be railroaded by the FBI. What is even more concerning is that I would wager good money that the majority of people who are posting these kids pictures and labeling them "snitches" have never ever encountered persecution by the FBI or have been "tested" in this way themselves.
The culture that is being created when we target these (often) young folks who were trying to stand for their beliefs and are now getting chewed alive by the powers that be is unhealthy and inhumane.
I'm sick and tired of all the grandstanding around "snitches", we all know you should not tell on your friends, but we are all flawed, all human, all psycologically fragile in some way that we may not discover until we are tested. We would all like to think that we would not cave in such circumstances but in *almost every* greenscare case in the last 5 years or so at least 1 or more of the defendants caved and copped a deal. Is this good? no. Is this reality? yes. Its like we've developed a spectator sport of waiting to see who caves and then excoriating them in a public venue. Its depressing and counter revolutionary.
I'd love to hear some intelligent conversation around alternative ways to reach these folks before a plea bargain enters the picture, any new ideas or comments.