“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi, The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas
There are different types of protest, few of value, but in reality, when protesting authoritarian rule or government, the best and most legitimate response is one of negation of the State, negation of compliance; in other words, complete disobedience and ignoring all aspects of State rule and mandates at every opportunity possible. This approach in fact, is the only justifiable way to stop oppression and tyranny without becoming the same evil that is the enemy oppressor. Self-defense is another matter, as when confronted physically, or when great harm to self, family, or other innocents is active and present, equal or greater force may be required to stop the threat.
In today’s world, a world consumed by contradiction, indifference, immorality, and theatre, protest more often than not is about the show, not about actually putting down the threat of the State. Usually, the collective demonstrations in the streets are meant to gain, temporarily of course, notoriety, herd acceptance, and a day or two of a party-like event. Most would not even be there unless they were surrounded by the crowd, so as to obtain what they falsely perceive as a protective shield of bodies; bodies meant to hide their actual cowardice. As soon as the cameras leave, as soon as the crowd begins to disperse, as soon as their cover disappears, they all run away to their ‘normal (abnormal) existence. They remove their masks, they drop their signs, and are at once not seething with rage or rightful anger, nor do they any longer pursue any worthwhile cause of freedom. They are again on the sideline waiting for some savior to grant them redress from the tyranny they allow. It turns out more like a movie set at the end of the day, where all the actors go home, only awaiting the next curtain call. It is merely an acted out and worthless spectacle, usually with the obvious performing speakers seeking an audience for their own advancement or benefit, while using the crowd of sheep to enhance their popularity.
When these events get out of hand, which is often; many times at the behest of speakers or agitators, violence erupts, and actual protest is the last thing on the minds of these phony protestors. Even before violent aggression takes center stage, many innocents and their property may have been harmed due to the manner and scope of these gatherings, but their rights and freedoms are ignored, usually in the asinine name of the so-called ‘greater good.’ This dynamic has been evidenced all over the world, including in many circumstances in this country. Consider all that happened during the fake ‘covid’ era. Consider the insane staged Trump protests, where crowds of brainless dolts were running amuck, just as they were enticed and permitted to do. Once over, the State used its plan to arrest and jail protesters, and even kill one of them, while their hero Trump egged them on, just as he is doing again. Consider the horrendous garbage calling themselves the BLM or Antifa, all let loose on society by a governing cabal meant to purposely stoke hate and violence in order to divide. All of this of course, was made easy due to the lack of quality of those individuals involved in these fake protests, which included those on all sides. It is as if the directors are following the script, and the bulk of people are but mere extras, doing everything they are told to do without question. It is a pathetic display to be sure.
All this type of ‘protesting’ accomplishes, is to give ammunition to all the State’s political scum and their enforcement thugs called police and military, in order to falsely legitimize the use of extreme force against its own citizenry. It allows for more surveillance, more government spying, more censorship, and very many new restrictive rules (mandates and ‘laws’) aimed at the dumbed-down proletariat. In essence, it strengthens the State tyranny and totalitarian policies to such an extent as to prepare the entire population for more abuse and control. This is even accepted by the general populace, because they are taught (indoctrinated) to believe that government is their savior, when in fact, all government is forever and always the mortal enemy of the people.
At some point, these events go to unbelievable extremes, always to the detriment of the people themselves. What is going on in Paris, France at the time of this writing, is the epitome of the disgusting actions of idiotic, insane, and immoral practices of collective mobs claiming to protest. Millions are in the streets of Paris, and have gone berserk in their madness they claim as rightful protest. And what are they protesting, but the evil government’s pronouncement to raise the government pension age by two years without a ‘vote.’ Keep in mind, the protests are not about freedom, they are about government welfare payments; payments coming at the expense of the very people protesting. Millions are in the streets, but when they were locked down, imprisoned in their own homes, subject to mandatory poisonous bio-weapon injections, masked, their jobs lost, and their economy destroyed, they did not protest in this manner. But they are now burning cars, buildings, rioting, throwing fire bombs and rocks, harming private businesses all over the city; all in what looks like a war zone, to attempt to gain State welfare pensions. Everything was fine and dandy until Macron crossed the line, and single-handedly extended the time to receive government pension checks.
Keep in mind, that the evil Macron has been voted into power, and allowed to remain in power, since he was elected in 2017 and re-elected in 2022. This is similar to the evil Trudeau in Canada, who was elected in 2015, and remains in power today. The people of these countries, just like in the U.S., continue to ‘vote,’ an idiotic and absolute admission of slavery, these lying corrupt pieces of garbage into positions of power, assuming that they will not have to fend for themselves, but can live off the work of their neighbors through government largesse stolen by many different means. Nothing has changed, but the people continue to do the same things over and over again, expecting a different result, always believing in the governments they allow to exist to support and control them. How ludicrous!
I hesitate to blame all that has happened on the population at large, as this totalitarian takeover is rather complicated at times, but stupidity at this level is maddening. Yes, the ruling class and their controlled government pawns, are horribly wicked, but without the people’s blessing, they would not even be in power in the first place.
It is difficult to accept responsibility for one’s own enslavement, but until a majority, or at least a large minority, understand that they are their own worst enemy, and take responsibility for their own lives, nothing of value will change for the better. This tyranny can only be stopped if the people stop it, and not due to any volent protest or revolution. It will never subside on its own, or due to any attempts to regain liberty by using this fatally flawed and totally corrupt political system and its criminal courts. This terror we face can only be halted and reversed if individuals en masse stand up and say no to government and its gross injustice.
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty.”
~ Henry David Thoreau