Friday, August 07, 2009
If they send one of yours to the hospital, you send one of theirs to the morgue
Chicago Rules. I know this video is from St Louis, but the mood in America is darkening across the whole country. For many previously a-political Americans, their first experience of organised politics will be exactly what is shown in this video. They are going to protest something they straightforwardly disagree with, and what confronts them is organised thuggery, the prevention of their participation in public events, and the railroading of public events to ensure that their voice remains unheard.
You are storing up for yourself a whirlwind, President Obama.
'I got into the line immediately after taping it, but not everyone was abiding by the same rules. Carnahan staffers were wandering through the line with a list of “guests” that, as expected, got to jump the line and join the Astroturf of Purple inside. Not sure how many “town halls” operate like a gated community, but this one certainly did.'
I'm not sure, but that doesn't sound like democracy to me.