Oh where, oh where could it be?
Ah… they moved the May G8 meeting from Chicago to Camp David. Camp David, where they’re authorized to treat blackshirt anarchists who might decide to assault the site as violent paramilitary irregulars armed with crude weapons (which is what they are), instead of peaceful protestors who are simply motivated by their deep love of Western society generally and the American system of government (which is what they are not). Not that the administration will ever, ever admit that the promise of domestic terrorist violence this go-round is markedly higher, thanks to the rapidly-souring and already-radicalized Occupy movement*: there’s a difference between being impotent in the face of a threat, and admitting to being impotent in the face of a threat.
I’d say that I can’t blame the administration for not wanting to deal with the hornet’s nest that is your standard blackshirt/antiglobo organized riot, except that it’d be a lie. Democratic party-controlled cities and states have been tolerating the blackshirts for far too long – and, for the record? When you start throwing rocks**, you’re no longer engaged in free speech. You’re engaged in assault with a deadly weapon, and that’s a felony for a reason.
(Via email… and now Pejman has a post up on it)
*For the benefit of anybody spluttering at that: the best way to prove me wrong about that suggestion is to keep the violence, property damage, sexual assaults, and general vileness down at Occupy events.
**Or Molotov cocktails, but thankfully, doing the latter is an extremely rare act in American G8/G20 riots.