Patriot Act vs. 1st Amendment

Our government is fucked up and out of control.  Every aspect of it reeks of Fascism and it has become clear to the tens of thousands of people that have taken to the streets in protest that NOW is the time to step up and let our grievances be known while there’s still a slim chance to make a difference.

That’s what’s going on in this first video from Berkley where students are staging a peaceful protest.  Peaceful, that is, until uniformed officers in riot gear break the peace.

It’s hard to overstate the degree to which our government is enforcing the whims of their corporate overlords.  The police have become, in practice, a private army and We the People are their enemy.

This second video is a continuation of that struggle and thankfully, the people win in the end (if you don’t count the cracked ribs, bruised kidneys and other signs of battery left on them by California’s finest tools of Fascism).

It’s comforting to know that moral high ground still has a small, flickering chance of winning.  For now.

BONUS FOOTAGE:

Far from an isolated event, here’s some footage from UC Davis documenting a different battalion of government goons sharing their spin on democracy.

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