Even more alarming, acts of “passive resistance” will also carry harsher punishments under the proposed legislation, and it will be an offense, said Mr Diaz, to “breach authority using mass active or passive resistance against security forces and to include as a crime of assault any threatening or intimidating behavior”. Attempts to disrupt public services, such as the recent blockades of bus and train stations by Spanish protestors during a general strike on March 29th, would also be treated as a crime.
We can expect to see such legislation enacted across the Western world, as governments prepare for the unrest that is inevitably going to spread and intensify as living standards plummet, due to the theft and corruption of the political and financial elite.
As unemployment rises, salaries and benefits are slashed, and living costs soar — all to fuel the insatiable greed of a minority of the already obscenely wealthy — it is perfectly obvious that the working and middle classes of the supposedly free and democratic West are going to start rebelling en masse. Indeed, as detailed in a previous article, widespread dissent is actually factored into the plans of those running such globalist financial organisations as the IMF and World Bank.
Greece, Spain and Italy have all seen recent mass protests against austerity, and whilst last year’s riots in England were not overtly political in nature, they were certainly a reflection of a rotten system that has dispossessed a whole generation of young people, who have little hope of a productive or comfortable future.
During the riots many suggested deploying the army on the streets, and there has been much talk of using water cannons and rubber bullets; this week it was revealed that the British police are considering the use of chemical agents to deal with rioters. How long will it be before such methods, sold on the pretense of being solely for use in violent riots, are used more generally against peaceful protestors and those engaged in acts of civil disobedience?