Friday, February 08, 2008

Orwell, Berserkley and the Marines

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell





One only hopes that when the invasion starts, the enemy comes ashore at the Berkeley Marina.

Only those truly immersed in Orwellian hypocrisy could call the city government's actions a defense of free speech.

The City Council passed a resolution calling the Marine Corps recruiting office "an unwelcome intruder" and then gave Code Pink a reserved parking space in front and a permit to blather on all day through loud speakers.

This has illegally obstructed access to the office, yet the police are not enforcing the law.

One only hopes that when Berserkley needs the help of "rough men" that those men are not available, having gone to places where people honor their duty and sacrifice.

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