Re: Fox News Anchors: "Pepper spray is just a food product."
- From: RichL <rpleavitt@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 20:11:43 -0800 (PST)
On Nov 24, 12:35 am, Spender <Spen...@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
But my dispassionate attitude about it is based on things other than
lacking all the facts. The event is the ultimate goal of
passive-resistance. The protestors got what they *wanted*. It's a little
like sticking your hands an inch from someone's face and repeatedly saying
"I'm not touching you!"
No, it's not at all like that, actually. Your example requires action
on the part of the person whose hands are an inch from someone's
face. Passive resistance requires no active action, hence "passive".
Eventually you're going to get hit, and then
claim to be a victim. It's intentionally trying to garner sympathy for
propaganda purposes. In that respect, the protestors were willing
participants. This isn't quite the same as the police kicking in
grandma's door and pepper-spraying her for no reason whatsoever.
No, actually to be sprayed with pepper spray under such circumstances
would be quite unexpected, hence the news coverage. What would be
"expected" would be to be arrested, period. Pepper spray is, simply
put, excessive force under such circumstances.
The same thing happens with protestors on the right, such as pro-lifers
protesting abortion clinics. They want the photo-op of getting dragged
off by the police. They are often smiling and giggling as it happens.
(Pepper spray does reduce the smiling and giggling part).
Any evidence of pepper spray having been used on anti-abortion
protesters using passive resistance?
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