The State and Violence

Craig Murray:

Just as we are not conditioned to recognise the violence of the state as violence, we do not always recognise resistance to the state as violence. If you bodily blockade a road, a tube station or a building with the intention to prevent somebody else from physically passing through that space, that is an act of physical force, of violence. It may be a low level of violence, but violence it is. Extinction Rebellion represents a challenge to the state’s claim to monopolise violence, which is why the Metropolitan Police – a major instrument of state domestic violence – were so anxious to declare the activity illegal on a wide scale.

I’d be interested in your view on this.

[H/T Chuckles]

2 comments for “The State and Violence

  1. djm
    December 3, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Murray appears to live in a parallel universe….the Met have treated ER & their apparatchiks with kid gloves

  2. Valentine Gray
    December 3, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    State violence, the treatment of Julian Assange dragging him out of that Embassy now rotting in jail and not forgetting Tommy Robinson, the police intimidation and the systemic abuse their Human rights by the Courts. What was that shit Boris the berk came out with, “We will never be cowed or divided or intimidated”, but we are all the time by the legal “system” that ignores injustice . “System”=Latin for Sewer.

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