I was going to go off on the “Tazer Incident” with the student and the campus police and the John Kerry and the whatnot, but everything I’d have to say, Tom the Dancing Bug says better.
Here’s the video, if you want to watch it.
I’m torn. Half of me is chilled to the bone at such a blatant disregard for civil liberties and freedom of speech, such flagrantly power-mad, tazer-happy security guards, etc. Half of me thanks the Gods for things like YouTube, which is one of the reasons I’m pretty sure democracy’s gonna be okay: if sh*t goes down, someone’s gonna put it on their camera phone, and before long everyone will know about said sh*t. Another half of me thinks that kid at the mic is kind of annoying, and is acting more hurt than he really was because he’s that guy and he’s gotta flop his agenda around all over the place. And another half of me thinks how surreal it is that, yeah, that’s totally John Kerry in the background while all this is happening, trying pathetically in vain to calm everyone down.
Yes, that’s four halves, shut up, it’s late and I’m tired.
See below the cut for a funny cartoon.