The Bristol Insurrectionists attack on an Air Cadets bus.

So there’s been a lot of discussion about the Bristol insurrectionists setting fire to a Air cadets vehicle.

I used to be in the army cadets, not because I wanted to but because my parents thought it would teach us some discipline and authority (me and by younger brother I mean by us). And at the age of 14, being influenced by my dads right-wing views and shit, I was thinking of joining the army.

There’s a vile culture inside of cadet forces and military institutions all together, which includes extreme racism, a lot of sexism, extreme homophobia and macho culture. It wasn’t uncommon to see the Sergeants making racist comments, and at the age of 14 you just kind of accept it from the stories they tell of getting shot at by ‘ragheads’, ‘taig feninian scum’ in Ireland and ‘pakis’, and with their die hard patriotism. I can only think of what an attack on our bus back then would have done, it wouldn’t have done much to be honest. There would be a spare one or another one would be bought pretty much straight away.

In terms of influencing the actual kids, most of the people I knew were either already committed racists, future soldiers and patriots. Some were only there for the social side and because their parents made them. After the bus being set on fire, the first people they’d look to for answers would be their Sergeants or other high ranking people within the troop. With most of the Sergeants being ex or currently serving soldiers, they wouldn’t have exactly done a speech about the military industrial complex or militarization of youth. They’d be calling those responsible traitors, IRA, Muslims or whatever scapegoat they could think of.

Personally, I don’t see what any benefit that sort of attack would have achieved, apart from a cheer from other insurrectionists then some nasty police raids.

In terms of its affect against the state or the military complex and institutions itself, next to nothing.

The kids would still probably continue to be influenced by their Sergeants, I know all the people I knew in our force are all right-wing arseholes and some of them serving soldiers - most, if not all of them, came from working-class backgrounds. And at such a young age, looking for identity and for a sense of belonging, the army and cadets does that.

I would be surprised if even one of the kids affected by the bus being set alight ever became an anarchists because of it, or even at all.

I’m not deffo not a pacifist and do believe an armed struggle against the state is necessary and inevitable in a revolution, but when the current UK anarchist movement is so small compared to the population, its almost a wasted effort.

Some people will agree or disagree, but in the end I’m not going to say what people should do or how people think they should bring about a revolution. Personally, I just feel the time spent planning and gather resources etc could have been spent a lot better.

Lord,

Please po protektahan niyo po ang bawat isa sa amin. Wag niyo pong hahayaan na may masaktan ng dahil sa bagyong ‘to. Sana po ingatan niyo yung mga kababayan kong binabaha na. Wag niyo po silang hahayaan na magutom at lamigin. Nawa po sana ay may dumating na sa kanilang tulong kahit pagkain man lang. Sana hindi niyo hayaan na magkasakit at mapano sa gitna ng bagyo. Sa mga ligtas pa po sa kani-kanilang bahay, paki-ingatan din po sila Lord. Manatili sana silang ligtas at hindi na madamay sa pananalanta ng bagyo. Lord, naniniwala po ako na hindi niyo kami pababayaan. Naniniwala po ako na babantayan niyo po kaming lahat. Na matatapos din ang ulan at magiging okay ang lahat. Lahat po ng aking panalangin ay itinataas ko po sa inyo. Kayo na po bahala sa bawat isa sa amin.

Amen.

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1. selfie

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here’s a snapchat of my face today
2. what would you name your future kids?

aiden and riley . i love those names so much 
5. is there anyone who can always make you smile?

my bestfriends; maggie, kristen, leah, taylor, my paki ayesha, skailar, keely, kylie, kelsey, etc.

It’s astounding that the people of Pakistan have stood up against their government, are standing against being oppressed in 2014. BUT this isn’t being reported on any international News outlets.

They are literally killing the innocent and tear gassing their peaceful protest. How is this what people have to go through in our day and age, to get their basic human rights?

STORY TIME: WHAT HAPPENED AND HOW

OK oK so basically my brother Moon was in Vegas with his friends for the weekend and were at a club Monday night/Tuesday morning. Later that night Niall walks in and my brother was like “yo where do I know this lil white kid from, where have I seen him??” And as he’s trying to figure this out, Zayn comes in. That’s when it clicks, these are the one direction boys. My brother’s initial plan was just to take pictures from afar which he did, (and I will post asap) but then he was like nah fuck it, I gotta go talk to him (zayn). So he makes his way up to outdoor balcony where ziall was and tries to find an opening that the guards weren’t blocking (the boys were heavily guarded, no surprise there lol) and eventually does and starts yelling/calling for zayn, trying to get his attention. *I’m laughing bc while doing so, a guard came up to my brother and was like “yo relax” and my brother just straight up was like “hey hey I’m fine, you relax. Give me a sec” and the guard totally got thrown off his game esp bc my brother was taller/bigger than him*

BUT AnYWAYS HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED FROM THERE (VIA POV OF MY BROTHER)

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AND YA SO THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED.

1. CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW MY BRO SAID SALAAM-ALAIKUM AND ZAYN SAID WA-ALAIKUM ASSALAAM #MUSLIMZAYNSQUAD

2. ALSO HOW HE SAID TO SAY SALAAM TO ME AND MY MOM AKA AUNTY FV K SOMEONE READ INNA LILLAHI BC IM DEAD

side notes:

- my brother said zayn wasn’t drinking and seemed to be sober mashaAllah :’)

- my bro also said they (ziall) were very classy and were more interested in learning how to dj than in the girls i cry

- there was a group of girls trying to get pictures with zayn but zayn went back inside after he was done with mY bROTHER SHIT SORRY GIRLS

- oh oh and my brother said zayn was p short and thin. (but then again my brother is 6 feet 2 inches of muscle so I mean??)

- overall zayn was “v nice/kind and seemed like a good kid” im so!!!

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