Monday, December 19, 2005

THERE ARE SO MANY IRONIES and at so many levels that I don't know where to start:
The demonstration called yesterday by the so-called "Victims of Civic Behavior," in opposition to the law supported by the Catalan socialists and ERC regulating annoying misbehavior in public places, led to rioting in the Raval district of Barcelona. The law is to be voted on by the City Council on December 23. The demonstration began at 6 PM and consisted of between 1000 and 5000 persons, mostly of the radical punk-squatter-anarchist left.
So after years of seeing how the "culture of tolerance" meant that the city was degrading, getting more dirty, with people doing all sorts of things in the street that are only supposer to be done in privacy, the city hall decides to do something, and these guys not only are against it, but they call themselves "victims". Of course, they've seen that the culture of victimhood works, so why not give it a shot?

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