Sunday, November 13, 2011

A canary in the mine shaft? an editorial

Forgive me, I've given most of the Occupiers a pass, figuring it will soon be cold in North America and living rough won't have the appeal it did in early October so everyone will go home. Most big city mayors have the same expectation, at least until the golden rule kicks in.

But then I saw this YouTube video taken at UC Berkeley last Wednesday.

The students were protesting higher fees on campus, the same thing that set off riots in the UK this summer. You'll notice there weren't a lot of students and the campus riot police weren't trying very hard, whupping coeds first, but I can't help but wonder if this isn't a harbinger of things to come on campuses for spring 2012.

"Stop beating Students" has a familiar ring to those who grew up in the 60's.

Harry Beale we miss you.


1 comment:

vir beātum said...

Absolutely insane. Man, these times are troubling.