I am at a loss for words today. The news of the Super Committee’s imminent failure, Newt Gingrich’s recent rise in the polls, and UC Davis have left me profoundly upset.

I find solace in the following article, not because it provides a solution, or even a glimpse of hope, but because it clearly depicts the context of the UC Davis incident as separate from the rest of the Occupy movement:

Bob Ostertag: Militarization of Campus Police

The argument against Occupy Wall street is that they are a bunch of dirty hippies who should get jobs. The argument against UC Davis is that they are a bunch of spoiled kids who are playing at protest. The “dirty hippie” and the “spoiled college student” are rarely on the same side of any argument. That viewers of mass media can hear both terms applied to the same movement and not immediately cry foul makes me ill. During the Vietnam protests, the same collusion of youth stereotypes occurred.

From another blog I read: http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2011/11/salient-images-and-video-of-some-occupy.html

You’ll notice that I commented on the article, and I am pretty certain that this is the first time I’ve ever posted a comment on any website (that is not dogmic).


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