Land of the free?

Written By: - Date published: 11:18 am, September 21st, 2007 - 3 comments
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WTF? I might be a bit behind the times on this one but I’ve just come across the tasering of US journalism student Andrew Meyer on youtube and I can’t believe what I’ve seen. For those of you who don’t know, Meyer asked a question about election theft during a Q&A with John Kerry at the University of Florida and was subsequently held down by three campus police, handcuffed and tasered. If you haven’t watched the clip I suggest you do & it’s not exaggerating to call it fascism in action and it’s a worrying sign for freedom of speech in the US.

While there’s been a lot of talk about why Kerry didn’t step in, what really chilled me was watching a room full of educated (presumably left-liberal) people sit by quietly while one of their fellow students was hauled away by police and tasered for speaking his mind. First they came for the Greg Palast readers.

What an indictment on the American left.

3 comments on “Land of the free?”

  1. Benodic 1

    Look at them – they’re even fuckin’ smiling! What the hell is wrong with these people?

  2. Eddie 2

    That’s it. Boycott American goods. At least until they get a Democrat in the White House…. but clearly not but stand-back Kerry. I wonder what Obama & Clinton would have done?

  3. Tane 3

    Call me cynical, but part of me suspects Clinton would have cheered them on to boost her ‘moderate’ credentials.

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