Shit’s getting intense everywhere. Why are people letting this happen to them?
No praxis for what to do proactively and a subservience to the media hegemony that would instantly represent the citizen as the aggressor against the bourgeois state. I mean, ever since the civil rights movement and the way that’s represented by the education system and media rhetoric as completely pacifist non-violence winning the day, that’s a very deeply-embedded propaganda that’s hard to break free from. There’s a particularly nice quote which floats around from the French 1968 uprising about people internalising self-censoring behaviour and having to actively work to overcome that:
There’s a policeman in my head and I must kill him.
Which I think illustrates quite nicely. I think obviously not meant literally, it represents that people reach a turning point through experience as to how they should proceed and understanding what should be regarded as legitimate force.