Gangs of New York

Posted: June 27th, 2003 | Author: | No Comments »

So I got bored with my older background, and I put a new one up.

I watched “Gangs of New York”, and as interesting as it was only the last part of the movie where the riots happen got me thinking. The involvement of the army in putting down riots…. like many other instances of the same thing happening.
There’s no special signifance in my “breakthrough”, just got me thinking. When the Communist state uses the army, it’s in the interest of the people and they’re squashing counter-revolutionary elements. When it’s the Western government (i.e Western Democracies) that do this, it’s in the name of protecting the people (or businesses) from Anarchists elements, or young hoodlooms, or leftists, or hippies, or whatever the flavor of the month is. And the Fascist regimes do it without much explanation. So there’s a dillemma… Does this not mean that the government has turned into a separate entity? One that pursues its own interests!