Now admittedly, I’m not overly experienced in this ‘suppression of your citizens’ gig. The only time I’ve stood the line was when a mass of humanity was coming at us with raised Machetes, in a foreign country*. ‘Peppering’ my own citizens for wielding freshly emblazoned placards, is not my speciality.
However, I do know a little something about provocation and response. Below is a video I cut down for ease of viewing. It is 1 minute long. Rest assured the proceeding 30 minutes consisted entirely of normal people walking down the streets of Melbourne conversing about their frustrations. Take note of the intersection, the lack of people in it, the lack of provocation, and the obvious commands to open fire. You can make up your own minds.
No, I don’t buy the ‘only in self-defence’ line in regards to the use of VicPol’s new toys. Take note of the bloke who obviously copped it in the mouth.
If you want a fight, this is precisely how you bring it about. I’m not for a second denying that VicPol got a response, you’d be blind not to have seen it on the MSM. That is exactly what you get when you trap an animal and start belting it. Even a cornered Rat will fight back.
The provocation which resulted in the volley of Kinetic ammunition was hardly of Zulu standards, if the video is any indication:
As for the Chief Commissioner’s claim about the ‘most violent’, Arky and I watched both the Riot in Flemington in 2017 (Milo Yiannopoulos), and the fracas outside of the Lauren Southern Event. The former constituted an endless stream of bricks, bottles, and God knows what else, for hours on end. I’m dubious of the Commissioner’s claim, to say the least. More to the point, the differences in what was being protested are light years apart.
*Yes, when the Machete-wielding individuals charged at me, I did have my rifle raised. Yes, I did have a round up the spout. Yes, I did have my finger on the trigger. No, I didn’t end up firing…because even the lowliest baggyarse soldier knows what crowds do when you start shooting at them, even if only to hurt.