(Rockstroh 2012) Recovering from Authoritarian Simpatico Syndrome (ASS)

Rockstroh, Phil. Recovering from Authoritarian Simpatico Syndrome (ASS): “Because the cops don’t need you and man they expect the same”. Truthout. 2012 Jan 11. Available from: http://www.truth-out.org/recovering-authoritarian-simpatico-syndrome-ass/1325865763. Accessed 2012 Oct 26. Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/6BhOfvE2S.

Quoting Bob Dylan, Rockstroh warns activists not to expect good results from attempts to reach out to the police, who are heavily indoctrinated and thoroughly identified with the authoritarian paramilitary ideology of their departments. Even in cases where the objective long-term economic interests of the police are aligned with those of the 99%, they are likely to respond with hostility to the anti-authoritarian radical activist message, and identify with their bosses and fellow police officers.


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