The masses are continually dissuaded from taking protest action by those in power,because taking protest action is futile and changes nothing and it’s much better to conform to petty-bourgeois,representative/constitutional political forms of articulating one’s grievances. Grievances themselves , in supposedly western democracies , having been rendered inert if not entirely obsolete by the prevailing hegemonic ideology and its practitioners and enforcers. Violence and aggression are wholly the preserve of the Ruling Elites and can only ever be represented as ” legitimate ” by the state/government who are merely the executive committee of the actual historic materialist class interests of the capitalist class itself. To oppose capitalism/the prevailing social order is to oppose reason and civilisation itself and to even begin to contemplate,how one might effectively achieve the necessary historical transition to a non-capitalist model of Human Society is by prior definition of the Ruling Elites, an extremist act and most likely insane. It was ever thus. The appended news article gleaned from RT gives us all reason to hope that the masses have learned to ignore the pious posturings of the historically redundant Ruling Elites.
Thai protesters besiege 4 more ministerial buildings seeking govt ouster
Edited time: November 26, 2013 13:14
“We have to leave because [the protesters] will cut the utilities,” Tourism and Sports Minister Somsak Pureesrisak told AFP. He added the Transport and Agriculture Ministries were also surrounded.
The protesting crowds also gave officials at the Interior Ministry an ultimatum to leave within one hour, the news agency reports. The ministry staffers yielded to the demand about 15 minutes later and left the building, as some 800 people surrounding it were cheering and chanting “Come out!” The protesters left the ministry’s grounds as a result, ending the siege.
This was followed by promises to take over government offices nationwide.
Meanwhile thousands of protesters tried to march on the prime minister’s offices, which are heavily guarded by police. After being blocked, they retreated to Bangkok’s historic quarter, where they have set up a main stage.
Burn Babylon ,burn.