Re: FW: G8 (a report from a friend who was there)

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 23:46:22 MDT

Mike Lorrey wrote:

Actually, the report looks like simply someone's words who has
been there. We shure don't have any fabrication or semantically
inflammatory wordings around here. No siree!

Every protest I have done has been a pacifist protest with the
protesters trained in resisting violence without being violent
if it occurred.

I have seen cops attack. I have never seen people attack others
from pot, mushrooms or other hallucinogens. They are all
worthless as "battle drugs" as any child of the sixties knows
full well. Now heroin is a horse of a different color.

> The behavior of the protesters as I've described is INTENTIONAL, btw. It
> is a standard tactic taught at protest boot camps like those run by the
> Ruckus Society and other groups. Their entire purpose is to push the
> police to the point where the police strike back in self defense and
> frustration. Once one incident occurs, they then run rumors down the
> line of women getting beaten, raped, etc etc etc.
> Similarly, the protest organizers pass around drugs to protesters that
> are mood altering: pot with high THC and low CBD levels, mushrooms and
> other hallucinogens. Use of these substances is well documented to be
> effective as battle drugs (they were used against the British
> successfully at a key battle against the Zulu in the 19th century,
> wiping out a superior force with nothing but clubs and spears, and drug
> crazed warriors). The use of these drugs helps to raise up the battle
> fever among protesters.

Uh, uh. I don't think much pot is employed by Zulus and
definitely not acid. They may have some kind of hallucinogen
that is good for warfare but the one's commonly used in the west
don't measure up at all.

- samantha

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