They’re scum, it’s just important to realise that they’re not all reactionary scum. A lot of anarchists have been trying to get this [clean-up] going as well.
~Donnacha DeLong, President of the National Union of Journalists on the twitter cleanup efforts, in response to the following question:
Al Mikey: [What about] the reactionary part of these clean-ups like in Clapham Junction that have overtly classist twists to them. What’s your take on them?
Source. PS A minor battle of wills occurs in the comments thread below as to the precise nature of what Donnacha was actually getting at, see below.
Update: For you pleasure, here are some more gems of wisdom from Donnacha Delong’s twitter feed:
- Britain is a failed state – 2 real longterm choices – bolster it with massive repression #fascism or abolish it #anarchism (link)
- The #Labour Party’focus on police rather than youth services cuts shows they’ve learnt nothing from defeat (link)
- Not quite, repression is the primary response of a self-perpetuating hierarchical system that’s under threat. (link)
Which reminds me very much of this: