Rock Throwing Youth

Don't throw rocks at men with guns - it is a stupid thing to doAttention Youth of the World

12/9/08

Don’t throw rocks at men with guns and don’t hang out with people who throw rocks at men with guns.  It is a stupid thing to do that will get you shot.  A case in point is what just happened in Athens.  Some kids were throwing rocks at 2 men with guns (police) and when the men with guns couldn’t convince the kids to stop (the kids resisted arrest by continuing to throw rocks), the men shot into the group and killed one of the kids.  Not to surprising.  I am not saying the actions of the officer are ok, I am just saying if you throw rocks at men with guns, you kind of need to expect them to shoot back at you.  So DON”T THROW ROCKS AT MEN WITH GUNS!

This is how cops respond to rock throwers - if you are lucky!I understand that frustration with the Greek government must be really high right now and that throwing rocks at authority figures has a certain cathartic quality to it.  But it is counterproductive and won’t result in any meaningful social change (except for the possibility that the Greek government might become even more repressive as they try to get the rampant rock throwing under control). 

If you want to create real change, find a productive way to do it.  Throwing rocks won’t accomplish your aims.  And even if it did, do you really want to replace what you consider to be a repressive government with one built upon rock throwing?  Seriously. Think before you act and whatever you do, DON’T THROW ROCKS AT MEN WITH GUNS! And don’t hang out with people who are stupid enough to throw rocks at men with guns.