I am a resident of a suburb of the city of Chicago, Illinois. No doubt, the lot of you have heard about the major preparations the city of Chicago has been undertaking to combat some expected major protesting expected to storm downtown during the NATO summit, spending months strategizing, bringing in out-of-state police, and then some. This has been hyped on the news for months, teasing with warnings regarding Occupy groups who rally for some grassroots-driven change, groups which appeal largely to members of my own generation; 18-30 year old idealists who are eager to be known as the generation that finally stuck it to "the man". I cringe whenever I watch the news and see 20-something hipsters with flannel clothing, beards, and slogans march downtown, butting heads with police and causing what is hoped to be constructive civil disobedience.
It is not that I am for any remote preservation of this system, a system which is and has for thousands of years been built upon Pure Evil. Neither do I have any iota of respect for the Occupy movement. I have no expectation that this evil will collapse in any real way from any grassroots movement of men. Furthermore, I cringe because it is plain to see that the enchanted youths (who are the backbone among the brainwashed within these movements) are only serving the Beast agenda themselves.
Whether you are a flag-waving conservative, a Noam Chomsky-citing 20-something "Social Democrat" with a bachelors degree in political science, or a member of the police or national guard or what have you who will be holding said protestors back (and likely compromising basic human rights in the process), there are multiple ways to end up serving the system, intentional or not, and serving to dehumanize oneself in the long-run.
Don't be a part of the campaign to frame the common people. Look past the lie: It surely comes in many ways, and appeals to various "clicks".