Friday, August 24, 2012

A Plan of Disruption Not Completely Thought Out...


With the Republican Convention preparing for the Arrival of "Isaac", convention organizers, law enforcement and anyone in the vicinity of the venue must also prepare for "anarchists", "occupiers" and those that seek to disrupt.
I will always contend that the protesters have been barking up the wrong trees, but arguing with stubborn ignorance will never end with a meeting of the minds. I am saddened by the young minds that have strapped themselves to the OWS / ANSWER band-wagon in hopes of changing the world. I'm sorry these organizers have continually lied to you. They are using you as cannon-fodder, not for your intellect or your voice.
A quick observation for those that wish to don the Guy Fawkes mask and are intent on resorting to some violent form of acting-out, A Caveat:
Tampa is in Florida. It is not NYC, Oakland, DC, Chicago, or Boston.
Florida has a unique law in place that is pre-eminently designed for a law-abiding citizen to "stand their ground" in the event that they are accosted, threatened, or assailed in any way where they feel themselves, their families, other citizens or their property will be immediately harmed or threatened.
I suggest that the lobbing of an "acid-filled egg", or even a threatening gesture towards an armed citizen might be enough to incur the ascent of force necessary to neutralize the perceived threat - all within in strict observance of the laws. I might be wrong...
Like in the film re: the photo above. The citizens knew the disruptors were coming and decided to roll out the welcome mat for them, complete with table-cloths and festive buntings...
I don't  believe Clint Eastwood will be speaking at the convention, however I'll quote a simple inspirational message from Walt Kowalski to those that wish to visit Tampa with ill-intentions towards its citizens and law-abiding convention attendees:

I am in no way condoning or abetting a violent confrontation. I would like to see a return to civility and the convention to come and go without violence.
I won't be attending the convention and I won't be anywhere near Tampa. In the event that Isaac makes a mess of things, I would hope that those with ill-intentions will consider that the people of Tampa have enough on their plates already. Maybe a greater impact would be to help those people rather than to harm them?

4 comments:

chess said...

Sad.. But it could be the first time in history that you will hear "drop the egg or ill blow your head off"..
Sad

Tom said...

Funny, I was thinking the same thing. The hurricane (or whatever) almost certainly won't interrupt the convention because they have resources. But the protesters are going to spend a lot of time getting wet. And as we know, they are for the most part a pampered and carefully tended bunch. I can't wait to see them lashing themselves to sign posts and shouting "hey hey ho ho" into the 90 mph wind.

THAT will be must see TV.

ikaika said...

It seems that the protesters presence is only secondary to the anarchists and violent disruptors.

Must see TV will be Joe Biden "leading a Protest" in a Tropical Storm.

chess said...

Even better...DSW said she will be there... I cant imagine that mop on her head in rain and 90mph wind.She will look like she was sittin in the tub and hubby dropped the toaster in with her...