Monday, December 15, 2014

Student protests across the land....

One of the finest, most profound and truthful quotes I have ever heard was one of Winston Churchill's:
"If you are not a liberal when you are 25, you have no heart. If you are not a conservative by the time you have reached 35, you have no brain."

It turns out, unfortunately, that this quote has been falsely attributed to the Wordmaster - Winston Churchill, who apparently didn't utter it.  But in my old head, that matters not. It still stands strong in the winds of time. 

This past couple of weeks, I have witnessed a dozen marches, demonstrations, riots, near riots and walks --- almost totally dominated by young Blacks, Whites, Asians, and Hispanics. From the best of them - to the worst of them (see NYC march in the next post below) the message seems to be to condemn police violence on Black youth. Nothing more.....  Smith College's President was forced to apologize for issuing a tweet or twitter which stated "ALL LIVES MATTER"... oh the sin of such a message!   Apparently this month only 'ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER',

It's a shame that some of their elders -- the 35 year olds ---- don't turn their marches, demonstrations and walks into demands for more jobs, less unemployment, more safety in the neighborhoods, better schools, and less gob'mint.  

Then, there would be good reason for all this activity! 

1 comment:

Ron Marcoullier said...

On the attribution of that famous liberal/conservative quote, the first reference I ever heard of it years ago was reported as a quote from Alexis de Tocqueville.

On the matter of the continuing protests, one of the aspects that is pissing me off more and more each day is those doing the "Hands up! Don't shoot!" thing. It is almost never pointed out in the reporting of these events that it has been proven that is now what happened. Yet, thousands of people keep repeating it. It concerns me that they are perpetuating a myth and who know what percentage of people believe that is what happened.

Even worse was the spectacle of those congressional staffers doing the sign on the steps of the US Capitol and nobody pointing out that it is a lie. And
even worse than that was the video of the Black Caucus members
doing it in the halls of Congress
when they know damn well it is not
what happened.