We called cops like Anthony Bologna “pigs” in the 1960’s. The name still fits. But he’s just a thuggish example of how police too often run interference for and protect the interests of the elites.
For genuine inspiration and heroism look to the people of Syria and Yemen who are literally risking their lives in the streets. Some mistakenly say we have fascism here. Not even close. Syria, Uzbekistan, Myanmar are the thugocracies where a wrong move on the streets means you get hideously tortured. Not that some here wouldn’t do things like that if they could. But our laws, culture, and Constitution still prevent it, and that’s a good thing.
Malcolm X once said about protest in the 60’s “Today it’s time to stop singing and start swinging.” Yes, the left needs to get militant again. The problem isn’t low-level cops but the corrupt interests they protect and serve.
And they can be overthrown. It happens all the time in history.
[Martin Luther King Jr.] organized peaceful protests in an attempt to shine a spotlight on the injustices of those in power.
Now some folks in New York City are doing the same thing. King was killed for his commitment. They’re getting arrested.
And they say we’ve come a long way. Maybe they’re right: We’ve come full circle.