A situation so dire that one has little choice but to take urgent direct action to prevent disaster can occur at anytime.
You might be walking past a house with a child screaming inside. A quick glance through a window shows a fire. A small child appears to be trapped in the room. Do you walk on by? Knock on the door? No-one replies and the door is locked. Do you walk away? That would be unthinkable so you break the window and rescue the child.
Someone has seen you breaking the window and phoned the police who arrive in a flurry of blues & twos to arrest you.You are handcuffed, pushed into a police car and driven off to begin a two year journey through the court system in order to be formally branded a criminal for your efforts.
That all sounds ridiculous, huh? Of course it does.You will only find yourself branded a criminal if you take direct action to prevent the death or murder of a child if the murderer is the government or its corporate allies.
When you know you need to act to try to prevent an attrocity and there’s no time to organise the police to assist in the prevention…..or you know very well the police will refuse to act against the perpetrator, in the first instance you have two choices. You can act in a fully open and accountable way in the belief or knowledge that you are doing a good thing – carrying out your action in the full eye of the public and the law….or on the understanding from the outset that you are acting against the will of a corrupt criminal government, its corporate allies and their police backup and attempt a non-accountable act of sabotage without getting yourself caught.You get in there, stick a spanner in the works of the perpetrator and get out again as fast as possible, hopefully remaining undetected.
Both methods of approach are highly commendable. If you decide to take the accountable route you will have the opportunity to explain the reasons for your action on a public platform, exposing establishment behaviour the mainstream media normally tries to keep hidden. And you can put those commiting the crime, threat, or danger in a position of having to account for themselves in court too.
If you feel strongly enough,and driven to act against a terrible situation….don’t you want as many people as possible to hear about the horror you are trying to stop and to be given the chance to take action themselves?
If you take the non-accountable route, there is a risk that the criminals will play the sympathy card and claim they’ve been ‘attacked by mindless vandals’, a statement which will inevitably be backed up by the police and the mainstream media. But with an unaccountable action if things go according to plan you should be free to act again as neccessary.
Being sabotaged on any level by sources unknown creates turmoil within the establishment. Crooks and criminals routinely breaking laws with complete impunity don’t know if a relatively harmless little old lady has decided to give them a proverbial kick in the bollocks……or an active ‘cell’ with unknown origins which may return with more menace the next time. Was a relatively harmless granny feeling aggrieved last night or was it half a dozen budding Osama Bin Ladens?
If you are going to try the non-accountable route to prevent a crime, it’s probably advisable to be prepared for things to go wrong and to be ready if forced into an accountable role. Don’t wait until you’re jumped on or rugby tackled by police to decide what you’re going to say. Have a clear statement ready. Remember….whatever you say may be used as evidence against you in a court of law. Either refuse to comment – you don’t have to – or issue a short statement relating to the criminal, unethical or amoral acts you are acting to prevent. Coherrent comment has a habit of becoming beyond one’s grasp when unexpectedly dealing with several police crushing you to the ground or pointing a gun at you.
In the heat of the moment it’s easy to allow police intimidation to detract from the real issues which have put you in such circumstances. Stay calm and stay focussed. You may be prepared to be accountable but if the police can stick charges on you which have no bearing on your case they will do. Nobody tackling government or corporate crime needs to find themselves in court facing charges of resisting arrest or ’being abusive, threatening or insulting’ to a police officer, which is the sort of thing they’ll try for. The police and the Crown Prosecution Service will collaberate to find a way of prosecuting you whilst preventing you from bringing the criminality of government or its allies into the public domain.