You may have noticed over the weekend that most newspaper and TV reports blamed the violent London riots on anarchists. A new kind of anarchists, apparently, who believe in big government.
Just to make sure we correctly understood anarchy, we went to the dictionary to double check our understanding of the word:
One of the new breed of anarchists who wants more government, bigger government, all-encompassing government
Anarchism is a political philosophy which considers the state undesirable, unnecessary, and harmful, and instead promotes a stateless society, or anarchy.
Look how easy that was. It took us about two seconds to do what the media couldn’t bother doing.
Obviously, members of the left wing media would rather choke on their own vomit than admit the riots were caused by socialists and communists and union thugs and other assorted left wing lunatics demanding not just a continuation of the government gravy train, but more government, bigger government, all-encompassing government.
So they were magically transformed into anarchists who rioted in order to bring about a system that’s in direct contradiction of their own philosophy.
For example, check out the following news reports:
“Anarchists went on the rampage in central London as hundreds of thousands of people marched in protest at government cuts.”
Source: Telegraph UK
“200 arrested as hardcore anarchists fight police long into night in Battle of Trafalgar Square after 500,000 march against the cut.”
Source: Daily Mail UK
“Hundreds of masked protesters have clashed with police in London’s main shopping district, disrupting traffic and occupying a department store.
The black-clad anarchists were a breakaway group from a quarter of a million people who marched to protest against the British government’s austerity measures.”
Source: ABC Australia
“Black-clad, masked youths battled riot police and attacked banks and luxury stores in central London yesterday, overshadowing a protest by more than a quarter of a million Britons against government spending cuts.
“Police said they had arrested 125 people after anarchist groups splintered from the main union-led protest march and fought running skirmishes with riot police across the West End shopping and theatre district.”
“… the day was marred by a violent minority of anarchists who went on the rampage, smashing windows and attacking property around Oxford Street. Prentis said he regretted that the actions of ‘a few hundred’ risked diverting attention from the message that the ‘political heat is rising on the government’.”
Source: Guardian UK
Consider it reason #216 we hate the media: They intentionally mis-use and redefine words to spread confusion and further their left wing agenda.