of the last world war. But it's instructive to see ourselves in that light.
from Myanmar will be picking up a Nobel Peace Prize (Aung San Suu Kyi actually won the prize in 1991 but has been under house arrest for 15 of the last 21 years), while another protester remains under house arrest in China and cannot be attend the ceremonies. Now, we hear Ontario's ombudsman called to review police actions during the G20 event report that the Ontario provincial government deliberately lied about the level of police powers to be used to protect the area around the dignitaries at the conference. People were arrested without cause and beaten when they responded. People were held in mass holding areas for many hours, without access even to a washroom. At the time, people thought it was kind of funny.
But does reedom remain so thin in Canada that at the first sign of organized dissent, we quickly suspend the rights of a free and democratic state?The trigger is fear. Governments are good at making people fear "the other" and support is quickly given to measures that will supposedly protect us from "them," even if those measures are not Puma Creepers For Men strictly legal. Were Canadians manipulated into hating the G20 protesters, so that we would accept illegal repression of dissent? It wouldn't be the first time such a thing has happened in history. Just ask the vets Puma Creepers White Oatmeal
away from the G20 security zone. We also condoned handing farmers to torture in Afghanistan, even before Canadian Forces holding them had enough information to decide what should be done. We are (technically) more free than people of other nations, but we are not more moral. We will quite easily arrest people who do not agree with our governments, when doing so serves the government.
lled the protesters as anarchists who were tearing down the freedoms our forefathers fought and died for. Recall the deduction that they didn't deserve the protection of law; after all, they were protesters!Recall how very soon one protester Puma Velvet Platform