ROME (AP) - A loosely linked movement of European anarchists who want to bring down state and financial institutions is becoming more violent and coordinated after decades out of the spotlight, and may be responding to social tensions spawned by the continent’s financial crisis, security experts say.
Italian police said Tuesday that letter bombs were sent to three embassies in Rome by Italian anarchists in solidarity with jailed Greek anarchists, who had asked their comrades to organize and coordinate a global “revolutionary war.”
Identical package bombs exploded at the Swiss and Chilean embassies in Rome on Dec. 23, badly wounding the two people who opened them. A third bomb was safely defused at the Greek Embassy on Monday.
“We’re striking again, and we do so in response to the appeal launched by our Greek companions,” the Italian group known as the Informal Anarchist Federation wrote in a claim of responsibility for the third bomb that was released by police here Tuesday.
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European anarchists grow more violent, coordinated
Anarchists are also becoming very active right here in the United States.
For those that don’t know what anarchy, or anarchism truly are, or are all about, these are the definitions from the fine folks at Dictionary.com.
anarchy – noun
1. a person who advocates or believes in anarchy or anarchism.
2. a person who seeks to overturn by violence all constituted forms and institutions of society and government, with no purpose of establishing any other system of order in the place of that destroyed.
3. a person who promotes disorder or excites revolt against any established rule, law, or custom.
1. a doctrine urging the abolition of government or governmental restraint as the indispensable condition for full social and political liberty.
2. the methods or practices of anarchists, as the use of violence to undermine government.
I visit a lot of political, government and police sites. Some lean to the right, some lean to the left, some shoot down the middle and some fall everywhere in between. I read the articles, but most importantly, I read the comments. The author of the original story gives you a look into his/her beliefs and desires regarding the direction they wish to see America take.
The comments on those stories tends to give the reader a look into the hearts and minds of the American public.
I have long defined myself as a Conservative libertarian, a *little l* libertarian.
That’s because I can’t embrace the full platform of the Libertarian party. I don’t care if you believe that your drug use doesn’t hurt anyone but you, it’s still drug use and it’s still illegal. In fact, the very idea that YOUR drug use hurts no one but you is a total fallacy, one made up by persons intent on making illicit drugs LEGAL.
Smaller government, personal responsibility, acceptance of others and their freedom to live their lives as they see fit, all of that I can accept. You can pretty much do as you please, as long as it doesn’t hurt me, my family, my community, state or nation. Knock yourself out.
Drug usage, YOUR drug usage, affects me, and every other non-user in America. Your drug usage causes wrecks on the streets and highways of this nation. Your drug use leads to increased medical costs for taxpayers. Drug users, hard users, rarely have a job or healthcare, but they always have money for drugs. Usually their drug income originates from the labors of others, as the druggies steal from hard working Americans to pay for their habits. That affects ME!
Your drug usage finances the drug cartels and organizations of Mexico, Central and South America and S.E. Asia. Your drug use, indirectly, leads to the murders, kidnapping and torture of people in other parts of the world. How’s that for YOUR actions, your drug use, not affecting others?
I have encountered far too many hard core Libertarians (borderline anarchists) that are so intent on the idea that ALL drugs need to be made legal for all consenting adults that I am sick of it.
I see many Libertarians that are truly anarchists in their ideas that the Police Officers of this nation are the enemy and are infringing on them, and their self perceived God given right, to waste their minds and bodies, and in the process, endanger a nation full of non-users by their careless and reckless actions while stoned on their drugs of choice. These people only have one desire, to consume huge amounts of what they call recreational narcotics and damn the rest of us.
I see, and hear those that claim the Police Officers of this nation are the scum of the earth and are nothing more than NAZI enforcers and Fascists. All because those Police Officers are enforcing the laws of the land.
These people, those that I consider to be anarchists in their beliefs and spoken words, are making Law Enforcement Officers their sworn enemy, simply because these Officers and doing the job they were hired to do, and are committed to carrying out their sworn duty.
Here’s a little surprise for the anarchists among us, the LEOs are NOT the ones writing the laws, they are merely charged with the enforcement OF this nations laws. I know that’s a tough thing for mentally challenged, drug addled anarchists to comprehend, but their battle is NOT with the police, it’s with the legislators of America.
The duly elected members of the Senate and Congress are making the laws.
Now, maybe I finally understand the reasons WHY a full blown Libertarian can’t get elected to an office of any importance. Most Americans aren’t going to elect drug heads, those that support the drug culture, and thus, Libertarians.
I may make a few enemies with this post, frankly, I don’t give a damn. We have anarchists among us, led, for the most part, by Libertarians, or, at least, those that fly the flag of the Libertarian Party.
The Libertarian viewpoint is not a philosophy I can embrace and still look myself in the eye.
The TEA Party may not be perfect, it may be a long ways from perfect, but from this point forward I will disassociate myself with anything and anyone wearing the Libertarian label, and henceforth I will be nothing more than a TEA Party member and a Conservative American!
We are a nation of laws, and without the law, we are a lawless and violent society.
Certainly there are many laws that can, and should be repealed, but the legalization of drugs is NOT one of them!