Monday, 31 March 2014

Democracy Administered By A Baton.

       That illusion that is woven, that hall of smoke and mirrors, that thing called "representative democracy" that we are asked to believe in, is like a drifting crocodile, it seems benign, unobservant and harmless, until you disturb the waters, and then it lashes out and viciously attacks you. You can disturb the waters of this type of society by simply demanding change, seeking justice, or calling for an end to corruption. Wherever people take to the streets demanding justice, we see the brutal force of the state, the police are now "tooled up" like the military, and staffed by brutal thugs. The more the people want change the more this becomes apparent. Greece has seen some of the worst in Europe, of state violence against its own people. However, Greece is not unique, recent protests in Spain have seen the same vicious repression being unleashed against the Spanish people, who are demanding an end to the dire poverty that is being heaped on them by the financial mafia. European democracy is an ugly, violent beast, and will be come more so, as the austerity ideology is pushed to the limit, driving more and more people into poverty and deprivation.
How democracy looks in Spain, this from RoarMag:

 Post image for Video: Spanish police attack and injure seven journalists
       After a demonstration in Madrid on Saturday night, seven photographers were assaulted, beaten and injured by police as they tried to cover an arrest.
       Just yesterday I wrote a piece arguing that Spain, alongside a number of other countries that have experienced mass street protests in the past three years, is rapidly sliding into a new form of authoritarianism — an ostensibly “democratic” authoritarianism that hides behind a facade of free markets, fair elections and respect for the rule of law to secure the increasing concentration of wealth and power by shrinking the public space for democratic participation and popular dissent. In this brave neoliberal world, politics is giving way to policing.
       Just in case this argument required any further evidence, consider these images that emerged from Spain last night. It shows seven colleagues — all independent or professional photo- and video-journalists — being assaulted, beaten and injured by riot police for trying to cover a violent arrest at the end of yet another day of protests. The videos below speak for themselves:
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  1. In Spain, the situation is deteriorating rapidly. There are more than a million and a half children in humbral hunger, wages barely reach the thousand € and young migrate en masse. Hence, the government proclaimed that unemployment has dropped, when in fact it is the population that has decreased.
    Today we suffer a government made ​​up of people all related to the old Franco regime. The old oligarchy that now has increased law enforcement and police checks.
    Therefore, it is appreciated the solidarity that this blog always shows.
    Not one step back. Workers of the world unite!

  2. Our struggle has long since ceased to be a national struggle, it is now international. We are not governed by local politicians, they are merely the managers of a system the is dictated by the world financial mafia. Corporatism now lays out the policies and governments implement them. Their main role is to try to control civil unrest.