It’s long, for a blog post. But it’s an extremely articulate and gripping view of what is happening to our society. Please, take the time to read it, and even if you don’t agree with all of it, think about it.
But as an individual I’m frightened, terrified. I look at the pictures and watch the videos and hear the slogans and I know that things have reached a fever pitch: the demonstrations are going to get bigger and the political ramifications, at least for those living under the UC system as it stands now, are potentially massive. It’s one thing to see these things played out on a TV screen from hundreds or thousands of miles away, but another thing entirely to see images taken in what is essentially your home being broadcast across the world as symbols of political repression.
If you don’t have time to read the whole thing, skip down to the bit under the Public Enemy video. The talk about the recent Occupy violence is some of the most moving writing I’ve seen, simply because it hits frighteningly close to home.
Seriously. What. The. Fuck?