My expectations of Berkeley have always been low. Already when I was a student there many, many moons ago, I figured out that few people there actually engaged in independent thinking. They were simply radical liberal lemmings. I was also pretty disgusted by the professors who lived in their multi-million dollar homes in the hills; who commanded huge taxpayer funded salaries for working a few hours a week; and who had their black and Hispanic maids and Japanese gardeners, but who nevertheless felt comfortable preaching Marxist class warfare and castigating students for their middle-class upbringings. Still, even for a town that normally functions at a low intellectual and moral level, Berkeley’s government seems to have found new depths to plumb with its council resolution likening a Marine recruiting station to a porn shop — the only difference being that, while Berkeley would no doubt welcome a porn shop, it’s doing its damnedest to rid itself of the Marines.
If you think there’s good reason to slap down this newest candidate in Berkeley’s perpetual game of “How Low Can You Go,” you now have the perfect opportunity: a petition that Move America Forward’s Melanie Morgan intends to submit to the Mayor and City Council next week. Of course, since Berkeley follows the paranoid style of American politics, it will only cement them in their belief that they’re right and everyone else is wrong. Nevertheless, it seems like the right thing to do so feel free to go do it.
Hat tip: Michelle Malkin