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by Feed the hungry
Tuesday Jan 26th, 2021 8:02 PM
As a rule of thumb, most people assume correctly that vandalism such as shown above, is the act of agent provocateurs as it does not serve the needs and interests of the workingclass, the 80% of us who sell our labor for less than $80,000 a year. The cleanup of public buildings takes money away from social service programs desperately needed by the workingclass. If the people who did this vandalism are really serious about addressing the needs and interests of the workingclass, they should go to the nearest food bank and help distribute food to the 50 million starving people in this country who have to wait until the pandemic ends to find any job to bring home a paycheck.

On January 6, 2021, a day that shall live in infamy, we witnessed on TV and many subsequent videos online, thugs breaking windows at the federal Capitol and desecrating the federal Capitol building by doing their business on the beautiful multi-color tile floor in the name of fascism, which they called patriotism. The federal Capitol building, which houses Congress, is both a gorgeous art museum and an architectural heritage site which became evident to all from the many videos and photos. That anyone could even think to attack it means we live in a profoundly backward, uncultured society. Our local public buildings are usually not so gorgeous, but we pay for them with our tax dollars, the same as we pay for the Capitol, and they should never be attacked by anyone. If you have so much energy, you should feed the hungry, house the homeless and educate the children who have difficulty learning online and are now failing in school.
by FTP
Wednesday Jan 27th, 2021 12:35 AM
Lt. Mark Donaldson says officers tried to do a pit maneuver to disable the vehicle, but the driver kept going. Multiple officers fired their weapons at the suspect at 8:40 p.m., Lt. Donaldson said.

The suspect was hit and pronounced dead at the scene.
by FTP
Sunday Jan 31st, 2021 11:47 PM
1) Odds are that the folks who did this are involved with mutual aid work. It's highly doubtful they do no community work whatsoever and just popped up one night out of the blue to march for Black Lives and vandalize a police station.

2) It's quite dangerous to assert that most anti-state vandalism is done by agent provocateurs while providing zero evidence. That's serious COINTELPRO to snitch jacket people without proof and stir up unfounded paranoia within movements. Makes one question your agenda here.

3) Want a better comparison with January 6? Well, the MAGA insurrectionists did what they did based on all sorts of crazy and false conspiracy theories. Then, after it happened, many right-wingers tried to disassociate themselves from the insurrection by asserting that the Capitol attack was an antifa false flag operation, while still supporting its goal of overthrowing the election.
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