Saturday, November 18, 2006

what's the matter with kids today?

It's the oh-so-superior 21st century now. I haven't been in college for over a quarter of a century. I understand that we live in a different country than we did when I started college during the Viet Nam years. However, what I don't get is one simple thing.

When I was in college, if the campus police had tasered a student sitting peacefully in a college computer room SEVERAL TIMES with no provocation, I know what would have happened immediately afterwards.

The school would have been taken over, by force if necessary, by thousands of students vociferously protesting the trampling of human rights and constitutional guarantees. It's quite likely that the campus police headquarters would have been barraged with rocks and bottles, and that their cars would have been overturned and burned. The administrative offices would have been occupied, and school would have been disrupted in a big way until the administration yielded to pressure to discipline the Gestapo wanna-be's that started the entire mess were fired and sent packing in ignominy.

I don't advocate violence and civil unrest, but when the government stops playing by the rules, the people should too. It's OUR country, not the government's.


Blogger Mary K. Goddard said...

such a rabble-rouser, you are.

Seriously, we're sheep.

10:34 PM  
Blogger Ronni said...

Been there, done that, burned the shirt.

8:38 AM  

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