How Does Burning Cars Counteract Inequity?

More evidence that the ‘Occupy’ movement is about self and not about societal betterment:

Demonstrators in Rome set fire to two cars and broke shop windows during a protest in the Italian capital, as activists organised a series of rallies in 82 countries. Inspired by the Occupy Wall St movement and Spain’s “Indignants”, demonstrators from Asia to Europe took to the streets.  In Rome the violence was said to be caused by hooded militants known as “black blocks,” who have infiltrated demonstrations in the past. There were no immediate reports of injuries.  Television images showed one of the cars in flames and spewing thick black smoke over the route of the demonstration, which was otherwise peaceful.

‘Said to be caused by hooded militants…’  Or perhaps simply a manifestation of the underlying motivation of the demonstrations: ‘someone else has more than I do and rather than rejoicing with those who rejoice and weeping with those who weep, I prefer to destroy or take it for myself’.

‘The poor will always be with you’.  Economic injustice is systemic in a fallen world and will never be cured.  Especially not by violence.  Greed doesn’t conquer greed.

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One thought on “How Does Burning Cars Counteract Inequity?

  1. Jona Lendering 15 Oct 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I think the point of burning cars is to give the rich the same feeling of insecurity that the unemployed feel every day. I think it makes more sense than is commonly allowed.

    (This does not mean that I support violence.)

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