Anarchists: Who are they? What do they want?

Sheriff's investigation: Anarchists discussed kidnapping delegates


  • The self-described anarchist group — whose main goal was to "crash" the Republican National Convention," according to its Web site — traveled to or communicated with affinity groups in 67 cities to recruit members and raise money.
  • Group members discussed the possibility of kidnapping delegates, blockading bridges, using liquid sprayers filled with urine or chemicals on police and throwing marbles to trip police and their horses.
  • At an "action camp" held from July 31 to Aug. 3 in Lake Geneva, Minn., one member talked of concealing inside giant puppets "materials" that could be used on the street. Others discussed the need for Molotov cocktails, paint, caltrops (devices used to puncture tires), bricks and lockboxes for protesters to lock themselves together.
  • Erik Oseland, one of the six group members arrested here, produced a video called "Video Map of the St. Paul Points of Interest." It included such major companies as Travelers Insurance and Qwest, hotels such as the Embassy Suites and the Crowne Plaza. Also included: the Pioneer Press building.

Comment: Their hypocrisy is that they wish to lawfully assemble to plan and organize, but try to thwart other organizations from lawfully assembling and organizing. The definition of "anarchist" is one who "who rebels against any authority, established order, or ruling power". But for them they have a ruling power, authority, and order.

1 comment:

  1. Lol, that was a good one. Now instead of the metaphor being a Trojan Horse, maybe we can call it a "giant puppet."


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