Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Lary Bishop Was not Afraid that the World Might End
But Larry Bishop has never been afraid of anything ever, so why would he care about a mini black hole being formed on the planet's surface somewhere in Switzerland? Can you get to Switzerland on a motorcycle? It might as well not even exist.
I watched "Easy Rider" tonight. It made me afraid of Southerners. It makes me wonder how much has changed. I don't think enough. It depressed me a great deal, but today was a very depressing day.
I woke up to helicopters. My iPhone and Associated Press told me that the police were going to get rid of the tree sitters once and for all. So I went to the stadium to see it. All the trees but one were gone. Oaks and redwoods mostly. After two years it came to this: a sad spectacle. Someone yelled at the supporters "you lost" and "go bears," cried another. There were many stupid people there who had not yet learned that it is always sad to watch a big thing die or see an ideal defeated. The police arrested something like ten people by the time I left. I didn't stay to watch once the tree sitters had all been taken.
And UC Berkeley did it all for a new gym. UCPD is a police force that has no way of supporting or representing a community. It insteads serves the will of investors, donors, and the powers that be. The UC system should be ashamed of itself. It was just last year that that kid got tazered by UCPD in LA., and how many people died in dorms and sorr/frat houses? UCPD is a gang that might or might not be on your side if you're near a UC campus. They are a gang who does the bidding of special interests. It is incredible how easy it is to buy and sell someone's sense of right and wrong. I hope the cops at UCPD are making a lot of money for doing that job; you can't sell your conscience too dearly.
Makes me want to get a motorcycle and ride to Mardi Gras. Maybe southerners aren't all that bad.