I used to help put on "discos" (well quite large raves to be fair). those who didn't deploy /some/ kind of security (not always obvious "bouncer" types) soon found out the hard way why it might be needed. I've helped guard a few squats and I am not a big scary guy either!
Not all people who work in security related jobs are authoritarian knuckle dragging meatheads and some like to read books (and understand the need to protect them...)
@notclacke @Antanicus No, pleroma account, you completely missed my meaning. Read it again. “Hiring security” or “calling the police” are symptoms of the paradigmatic problem of cognitive framing here. Attacking leftish bookstores *is* the problem, and not to be wished away. The issue is we are living in that dystopia *now*, and have been for some time, so putting one’s head in the sand is the issue. Have a front line org? Institute some basic opsec.
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