Letting Berzerkley hear from you

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

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  1. neocon hippie says

    I’m a conservative who lives in Berkeley who mostly likes the place despite the politics. But then, I’m a neocon hippie.

    Melanie Morgan’s counterdemonstration to Code Pink by the Marine recruitment center in downtown Berserkeley in October went really well. Maybe she can organize another.

  2. Allen says

    It is not clear to me why people worry about this, on either side, by the way. The city council of Berkeley considers Marine recruitment to be an obscenity.

    So be it, it is after all representative government. The question becomes will you support that local government with your feet and your pocketbook.

    Don’t like it? Move or don’t go there. You do have choices.

  3. says

    You do have choices.

    Berkley is important precisely because it is all about refusing potential military recruits choices.

    They will not be satisfied with simply a minor success; they will expand into the rest of the US. And the New York Times is only one example of why people worry about this.

  4. says

    The last I heard, it was being suggested that if the Marines aren’t welcome in Berkeley, then the city can do without financial inputs from the Federal government.

    Sounds about right to me…..I wish they’d apply the same kind of thinking to colleges and universities that won’t allow ROTC on campus.

  5. says

    I dropped by there a couple of times before this hit the national news and they’d have anywhere from zero (!) to 5 people there even at a time that was heavily advertised as being protest time. It will be interesting to drop by over the next week or so to see if anything’s changed.

    (Pictures on the website, if anybody’s interested)

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