This story was interesting. The teacher's union sponsored a protest, criticizing education budget cuts and Wall Street corruption.
This was a "State-approved" protest. If you're protesting against budget cuts in the part of the State that employs you, then you really aren't protesting against the State.
If you're protesting "Higher salary for my State job!", you're literally saying "Higher taxes for everyone else!" Of course, the State media never presents it that way.
I was really amused by this section:
The May 12 protest was overwhelmingly peaceful, with tens of thousands of activists moving throughout the city streets in an orderly fashion. However, a small group of anarchists did cause a ruckus at one pointNotice the dig against anarchists. How do you know they were anarchists, and not just some random troublemakers?
State propaganda is "Anarchists are people who like random violence and property destruction." That's why I call myself a "market anarchist" or "agorist".
I was amused and offended by the subtle dig against anarchists. Such a message, repeated many times, leads to the false belief that anyone who criticizes the State monopoly is a dangerous criminal. Those subtle mind control tricks are pathetically obvious to me now. However, others are fooled, which is a serious problem.