one thing that world leaders certainly understand - as they meet to help realize their ecstatic vision of the future for us all, as we all pull together behind their inspirational leadership (yes, we can): they would all be bullet-riddled corpses without a continual massive security cordon. that's because the state is all of us, pulling together to help each other by means of a perfectly voluntary social contract.
here is a relatively good principle: live so that no one wants to kill you, or at a minimum, so that if they do, it's wrong and irrational for them to. tip: try not to run a war machine, have unfathomable power over every aspect of the lives of the people around you, administer a prison system, and so on. these things, understandably, piss people off.
Dr. Mekdese Kassa, 45, from Columbia Md., was marching with other Ethiopian immigrants Thursday in a permitted rally on Liberty Avenue to protest the presence of the prime minister of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi, at the meetings. The protesters said Mr. Zenawi illegally took power by force in 2005.
Dr. Kassa said he was more worried about police behavior than vandalism.
“When you see this kind of police presence, it makes you feel like you’re back in your old state,” he said.