Every so often a post comes along which contains such clarity and logic that it makes one realise one's own limitations. Such a post has been written by Autonomous Mind.
Discussing the student's protest and the misplaced direction of their anger, AM writes:
"They spectacularly missed the point that they should be protesting in a targeted manner against the political class and the ruling elite. Their protest did not warrant or justify the violence we witnessed.
Ah well, my consolation is that at least someone else now believes, like me, that direct action will eventually be necessary to recover our nation from the hands of corrupt, unprincipled, lying, dishonourable politicians!
However I can now envisage violence being justified as a means to an end – not in order to demand money from the government, but rather demanding the restoration of democracy and representative governance. Not violence to attack the police, law and order. But rather to remove those in the ruling class who abuse the law for their own ends and subvert our country from underneath us without mandate or permission.
The rules of the game have changed. By making impossible to remove the political clones from power through democratic elections the political class has left the population with no option but to engage in civil disobedience and possibly direct action in order to ensure the people’s wishes are respected.
Where the future of our democracy, sovereignty and liberty is threatened and peaceful protest continues to have no effect, direct action will be justified to protect and safeguard those perspectives before they are taken from us by the political class and the supranational bodies that are actively seeking to take control of us without our consent. It is the political class that has brought us to this point and we should not feel ashamed of taking action where it is necessary to defend our hard won freedom, a freedom secured through the blood and sacrifice of hundreds of thousands if not millions of our countrymen who forever deserve our gratitude and respect."