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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-11 09:55 AM
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28. So you agree with the Egyptian dictatorship that demonstrations are mobs of lawless rioters ?
Edited on Sat Jan-29-11 09:55 AM by Better Believe It
Please don't use the terminology of the peoples enemies.

The right-wing and oppressive regimes always describe mass demonstrations as riots and participants as lawless rioters and mobs.

A spokesman for the Egytian dictatorship is calling the protestors "mobs" and "rioters" right now in an interview on Al Jazeera as I type.

But, if you prefer to use the language of our enemies to describe progressives you have that right and I may continue to do that.

And if you do, I have the right to put you on ignore.

Do you also think that American radicals and progressives are "professional leftists"?

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  -The Egyptian protesters are not rioters or rioting! So please quit saying that on DU! Better Believe It  Jan-28-11 02:09 PM   #0 
  - Without the cops, truncheons, water cannons, tear gas, and bullets  Warpy   Jan-28-11 02:11 PM   #1 
  - I haven't seen a single poster on DU state anything of the sort  snooper2   Jan-28-11 02:13 PM   #2 
  - Exactly, nobody has said that.  harun   Jan-28-11 02:44 PM   #14 
  - recommend  xchrom   Jan-28-11 02:14 PM   #3 
  - I haven't seen any DUers saying any such thing.  MineralMan   Jan-28-11 02:16 PM   #4 
  - Huh?  Dogmudgeon   Jan-28-11 02:16 PM   #5 
  - I read the "let's not jump to conclusions" one, but that was the  cutlassmama   Jan-28-11 02:21 PM   #10 
  - I saw at least one poster describe the demonstrations as "riots" ....  Better Believe It   Jan-28-11 02:41 PM   #12 
  - k&r  uppityperson   Jan-28-11 02:17 PM   #6 
  - why are you reccing an op that falsely slags off DUers?  cali   Jan-28-11 02:19 PM   #9 
  - uh, who is saying that here on DU? Try no one.  cali   Jan-28-11 02:18 PM   #7 
  - C'mon, they're jaywalking and blocking traffic in Cairo and everything!  GliderGuider   Jan-28-11 02:18 PM   #8 
  - Who exactly said that?  Statistical   Jan-28-11 02:33 PM   #11 
  - Link please  era veteran   Jan-28-11 02:41 PM   #13 
  - As you probably understand, perhaps not, you are asking me to violate Democratic Underground rules.  Better Believe It   Jan-28-11 03:01 PM   #15 
     - protestors  era veteran   Jan-28-11 03:40 PM   #20 
        - Israel Channel 10 is wrong. Mubarak is staying .... for now.  Better Believe It   Jan-28-11 04:36 PM   #25 
  - And they are VERY close to demonstrating their way to a revolution  justiceischeap   Jan-28-11 03:02 PM   #16 
  - I agree but we have a long ways to go yet. We need a mass political party with a clear political  Better Believe It   Jan-28-11 03:09 PM   #18 
  - you phrased that just like bob bouldelang....  dionysus   Jan-28-11 03:06 PM   #17 
  - I see burning buildings on the Al Jazeera news feed. Is that just a coincidence?  slackmaster   Jan-28-11 03:11 PM   #19 
  - maybe lightning?  cbdo2007   Jan-28-11 04:08 PM   #21 
  - Maybe the police set them on fire  slackmaster   Jan-28-11 04:10 PM   #22 
  - That's like someone burning down the Nazi party headquarters in Paris during the occupation.  Better Believe It   Jan-28-11 04:18 PM   #24 
  - Use of arson, or other forms of destruction by a crowd automatically defines a riot  slackmaster   Jan-29-11 08:21 AM   #26 
     - So you agree with the Egyptian dictatorship that demonstrations are mobs of lawless rioters ?  Better Believe It   Jan-29-11 09:55 AM   #28 
     - Rhetoric is rhetoric, and you are moving the goalposts.  slackmaster   Jan-29-11 10:30 AM   #30 
     - I just noticed you suggest demonstrators are "looters" on a different post. You're now on ignore.  Better Believe It   Jan-29-11 10:01 AM   #29 
        - That's defamatory. I haven't referred to all of the protesters as looters.  slackmaster   Jan-29-11 10:32 AM   #31 
  - Richard Engel surmised last night that the building fires could have been started by the police  justiceischeap   Jan-29-11 08:24 AM   #27 
  - I Think some are afraid and hope to dissuade others from encouraging the idea  fascisthunter   Jan-28-11 04:10 PM   #23 
  - Now they're calling them "looters."  spinbaby   Jan-29-11 10:38 AM   #32 

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