Spent, let me be clear...i am no fan of cops. I do not trust them in general and pretty much find them to be useless in most situations. Personally I have had them pull guns on me more times than I care to remember and in none of those occasions was it warranted. I think there is something that happens with them when they encounter a larger, kind of mean looking man. Liek they are motivated to put that person in his place and let him know who is who. I truly beleive there are two types of male policemen: Those that have no power in their lives outside of wearing a badge: And those that have small penis'. I think there may be a small faction, very small, that are truly peace keepers and in it for the greater good of their comunity....but not many...and certainly none that I have come across.
That being said, you are right....when you attend an event such as these demonstrations...you kind of have to know what is coming at you. And in my opinion, both sides demonstrated great restraint.
now, to today;s activities...i am really frustrated with these younger college students complaining that their education should be free. They do not even stop for a mmoment and see how lucky they are, or what the fruits of their hard work resulted in, as they are actually able to attend a 4 year university to begin with.
I heard a quote from one of them, a senior, who said she was in her last year and will graduate with a double history major and a minor in liberal arts, and she finds it really unfair that she will leave school with a $60k debt.
Here is my gripe with that.... she signed up for that debt. She made the choices of what she wanted to study and major in, and now she gets to live with her choices. No one forced her to take an excessive amount of loans, or loans she was truly unwilling to pay back at the least, and no one told her what to major in. I would offer that with degrees like that...she is bound for a teaching job...and when/if she does...she would likely be the first person up there griping about how little teachers get paid and will forget all about how she wanted the cost of education to be lowered.
College is not available to everyone.
I doubt my own daughter will go to a 4/yr school. Mainly because it is a cost/benefit ratio. high cost, without much benefit. Understand this, my wife and I make a good living, but there is no money for Wilburette's college fund. So if she chooses to go to a school...it is student loans all the way. Do I want her saddled with heavy debt from her higher education? No. However more than not wanting that, I want for her to weigh her choices, make the best decisions she can, and own the responsibility of those choices and of her life.
These demonstrators today...threaten that idea.
This whole movement does actually.
Your electric car runs on coal. Think about it....