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bigdave
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Aug 30 2004 15:42
Direct Action

Does anyone here feel the need to take direct action against the Capitalists? If so, what about attacking SUVs/4WDs? Tyre-slashing, general damage, if the insurance premiums go up enough, maybe the bastards will stop using them. I saw a recipe for thermite which apparently will burn through an engine. black bloc

AlexA
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Aug 30 2004 16:40

Er, not wanting to be rude, that sounds like a pretty ridiculous idea...

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Aug 30 2004 17:45

It's take me back to a time of my past as a young wee kid, I use to chuck drawing pins under the right poshy 'n' fashy cars wheels as they drove pass, oh what fun hearing the pop.

twisted

I'm more matured now and don't do that kind of thing any more. wink

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Aug 31 2004 10:35
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Does anyone here feel the need to take direct action against the Capitalists?

yeah, how about a general strike followed up with all out armed insurrection? none of this liberal small scale property damage, all that'll do is get you in prison for nothing, like jeff luers: http://www.freefreenow.org

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Aug 31 2004 11:15
bigdave wrote:
Does anyone here feel the need to take direct action against the Capitalists? If so, what about attacking SUVs/4WDs? Tyre-slashing, general damage, if the insurance premiums go up enough, maybe the bastards will stop using them. I saw a recipe for thermite which apparently will burn through an engine. black bloc

The idea of criminal damage aside, (which in my opinion can be a little ineffective if not counterproductive method outside of single issue campaigns) how is attacking SUV's/4WD's taking action against the capaitalists?

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Aug 31 2004 13:16
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are u a cop?

yeah thats really constrcutive idea!

Nah, I'm pretty fuckin far from a cop! twisted

Its not supposed to be constructive.

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Er, not wanting to be rude, that sounds like a pretty ridiculous idea...

Don't apologise, I'm getting used to the rudeness and it IS a ridiculous idea.

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seriously tho one minute ur liberal as fuck and the next minute ur wanting to destroy peoples suv's.

So what kind of -ist does that make me? Some people think direct action is an acceptable form of protest, I was just flinging an idea in the air. Is it illiberal to attack people's animal testing cosmetics labs?

Sorry I posted this more as sort of a joke, I have a personal dislike for huge vehicles - they are much more likely to kill you in a motor collision or knocking down pedestrians, they are much more likely to roll when control goes and the reason people get them is to feel better than the proles. They are a repulsive capitalist indulgence with no redeeming features. If you think you MUST have a vehicle, I would rather it was as safe as it could be for others.

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Aug 31 2004 17:13
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Some people think direct action is an acceptable form of protest

it's not a form of protest. if an act is truly an act of direct action, it is an act of resistance, as it tries to end the problem directly. a protest is an act designed to bring attention to a problem in the hope that either more people will be aware of it and be prepared to take direct action (in the case of most anarchist protests), or in the hope that someone in a position of power will deal with the problem (in the case of liberals and others).

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The idea of criminal damage aside, (which in my opinion can be a little ineffective if not counterproductive method outside of single issue campaigns)

obviously this kind of random attack aside (which would just be an outlet of frustration, i would guess), i would have thought there are plenty of ways that criminal damage could be used to support many struggles, from strikes to prisoners etc., many of which (such as those two) are not what i would call single issues. also, when the class struggle breaks out into glaringly obvious class warfare as it does every now and again, then i suppose random attacks on the ruling class would help to aggravate the situation. but then they wouldn't be plotted over public internet forums (i hope!).

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Aug 31 2004 17:14

I mean it's cool you posted this n all, but even if it was just for a joke quite a lot of new people interested in libertarian ideas look here, and seeing a thread like this would just confirm people's prejudices - that we're nothing but a bunch of antisocial kids who wanna trash other people's stuff.

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Sep 1 2004 14:24

But the only thread in favour of the evil plot was mine and I'm 38. Surely that's an excellent result, showing that none of the contributors are nutters, proving people's prejudices are unfounded?

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Sep 1 2004 17:05

true.

You antisocial nutter grin

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Sep 2 2004 15:17
bigdave wrote:
If so, what about attacking SUVs/4WDs? Tyre-slashing, general damage, if the insurance premiums go up enough, maybe the bastards will stop using them.

Mm, cos you can just imagine insurance companies saying to SUV owners "well, you've got a history of careful driving, you live in a low crime area but... ah yes we've got to allow for the anarachist twats smashing up SUVs factor, and that pushes you up to full premium rate I'm afraid."

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Sep 2 2004 17:20

well it might not push up the premiums but neither would the insurance companies pay up to sort out any damage. insurance co's have all added 'terrorist' clauses to their contracts so if any property or person is damaged intentionally by 'malicious' persons they won't pay out. that includes if members of the family or partners do the damage.