fetishizing the fight, forgetting the prize
Starting to get the sense that the “activist community” (ugh) in the UK is spending a bit too much of their time and energies on the police rather than the more important targets – the government, their cuts, etc. Seems to me that there’s been a big turn since January away from, say, defending education etc to combatting police violence. It’s understandable, as these are emotive issues, but perhaps misguided. What’s happened with the cops is awful, ominous, and the like… But it absolutely pales in comparison with the bigger issues at play. And fixing the situation with the police, if it were possible, seems to me unlikely to do much to move any of the other issues forward.