What do people think of this? Plus, Chancellor Katehi and Hitchcock’s The Birds

This video is one of the more stunning things I’ve ever seen. The students at UC-Davis don’t make a sound as Chancellor Katehi finally walks out of her office on Saturday night. Remember the end of Hitchcock’s The Birds? Silence is golden.

3 thoughts on “What do people think of this? Plus, Chancellor Katehi and Hitchcock’s The Birds

  1. I haven’t commented on this situation before, in part because I just don’t have the words.
    As I understand it, what Lt Pike did would have been illegal if he had done it in an American military uniform anywhere in the world outside the US. Yet it seems to be not only legal in the US, but his superior praised police action.
    Your government and mine are united with most of the rest of the world in condeming the governments of Bahrein, Yemen, Syria for violently putting down peaceful protest. Yet peaceful protest in California and New York and (soon, I am sure) London is put down violently.
    Together, the threat of terrorism and the credit crisis have allowed the authorities in the West to strengthen police powers at the expense of the freedoms of their citizens. We are not yet in police states, but there are some within our police forces who seem to behave as if we were.
    I find all this incomprehensible.
    I can only applaud, with all sincerity, the restraint of the students at Davis.

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