Wow. Just....wow. I don't know about you, but this old school lefty socialist-leaning San Franciscan cannot connect, condone, or agree with the statement in that posting. Nor what it wrought in the Mission last night.
My city is not a playground.
We have our problems, yes. There is inequity, and racism, and sadly as one of the most affluent cities in the nation, we are also one of the least affordable for working class folk and families. I'm all for working toward better ways of leveling those bumps out of our road ahead. But to attack "gentrification" by destroying the small businesses of your neighbors, by ruining the cars of the people down the street; making a stand against inequality by demonstrating your own indiscriminate brutality....sorry. That's more kristallnacht than Occupy in my book.
This is a city. It is not a gameland for the underprivileged or the overprivileged. It is not a bubble set aside from the issues which face the rest of the nation. And it cannot be a place where we condone the destructive force of bright eyed hatred in the name of a movement.
More on the outcome here and here and here.