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    http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2013/...l?c=on#c296291

    ^See above article.

    A group called "Antagonistic Collective Against Boredom (ACAB)" boasts about their squatting in a police station on the grounds that it is supposedly a protest about how there are so many empty buildings around which could be used as homeless shelters, but aren't.

    Am I the only one who thinks this sort of behaviour is terrible? Like how many of those people do you really think care about homelessness? I'd love to know how many of them volunteer at their local homeless shelter or work for a local charity shop. I know so many people who call themselves "political" then use that label to justify vandalism and generally being a miscreant.

    I think it's also pretty attention seeking. Do these people really believe in the political statements they are claiming to be making? Do they think other people will take them seriously?

    If you seriously care about the homeless, there are much better ways to help tackle homelessness than having a party in an abandoned police station.

    Am I overreacting? What do you think about this?

    As someone who has been a genuine volunteer for years I think it's despicable. These people are oversimplifying complex social issues and clearly want to promote their airy-fairy ideals rather than do anything useful. They're not looking for an answer to anything, they are only looking to antagonise.
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    (Original post by willbee)
    http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2013/...l?c=on#c296291

    ^See above article.

    A group called "Antagonistic Collective Against Boredom (ACAB)" boasts about their squatting in a police station on the grounds that it is supposedly a protest about how there are so many empty buildings around which could be used as homeless shelters, but aren't.

    Am I the only one who thinks this sort of behaviour is terrible? Like how many of those people do you really think care about homelessness? I'd love to know how many of them volunteer at their local homeless shelter or work for a local charity shop. I know so many people who call themselves "political" then use that label to justify vandalism and generally being a miscreant.

    I think it's also pretty attention seeking. Do these people really believe in the political statements they are claiming to be making? Do they think other people will take them seriously?

    If you seriously care about the homeless, there are much better ways to help tackle homelessness than having a party in an abandoned police station.

    Am I overreacting? What do you think about this?

    As someone who has been a genuine volunteer for years I think it's despicable. These people are oversimplifying complex social issues and clearly want to promote their airy-fairy ideals rather than do anything useful. They're not looking for an answer to anything, they are only looking to antagonise.
    No you're right As politics become more polarised miscreants defining themselves with elaborate titles may become more commonplace. Look up the concept of the Simulacra as that is all that these "protest groups" have become.
 
 
 
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