Police Whisper Into Protesters’ Ear: “Keep On Protesting”

Former New York Times reporter Chris Hedges has previously noted that oppressive regimes fall when their soldiers stop obeying orders and start following the will of the people.

Hedges gave an example from the U.S.  In 2010, Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg and 131 veterans were arrested for holding an anti-war protest in front of the White House.

Everyone was arrested, their wrists tied with plastic restraints, and hauled off to jail.  So – on the surface – it looked like the police unquestioningly cracked down on the protest.

But Hedges says (in a speech broadcast on public radio station last week) that – as their wrists were being tied – the police officer whispered in the protesters ears:

“Keep protesting.  Keep doing what you’re doing, because these wars stink.”

Hedges later explained that the police were vets, too.  And they knew recent American wars have been fought for oil and geopolitical power … not to protect America.

Postscript: American military heroes have also blown the whistle on things which could have led to nuclear war.

And Pulitzer prize-winning reporter Seymour Hersh claims that top-level U.S. military officials are disregarding Obama’s dangerous orders to oust Syria’s Assad.

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  • mulga mumblebrain

    Those aren’t ‘Obama’s orders’. They are Israel’s, relayed through their ventriloquist’s dummy’s mouth.

  • 02144pomroy

    “Keep protesting. Keep doing what you’re doing, because these wars stink.” (and I can really use the overtime.)

    • jusayin

      exactly – gutless bastard shouldve refused to do anything but join the protestors and protest himself. i could excuse an ignorant physco being a cop and enforcing the 1% bullshit, but if you do it while saying you don’t agree with it.. well that is the lowest of the low.

  • Synickel

    But they still arrested them and took them to jail, didn’t they? Not much of a victory, or even encouragement. Words mean nothing without action behind them.