Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Spirit of dissent alive and well in Raleigh

This is a little embarrassing. I've lived here almost two years and I had no idea that Raleigh has a Mexican Consulate. But it does, perhaps in response to the large Hispanic population here, and several dozen people protesting the killing of an American journalist in Mexico last week stormed the place on Monday.

The protesters, who appear to be mostly white male college students, took over an office and one even chained himself to a TV set. Kind of reminds me of the 60s. Now if we could only get these kids to start storming the registrar of voters offices and demanding fair elections, we would be getting somewhere.
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Blogger Kathy said...

Of course they stormed the Mexican Consulate - Mexicans are brown. I hate to think that about those kids, but I've noticed that racism is making a comeback in this country big time - thanks to the Republican Party.

I also don't buy their claim that they're "part of a loosely organized opposition to authoritarian government and corporate news media power." If that was the case, why aren't they protesting about corporate media here in the US?

5:30:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

That would certainly be more useful Kathy. But I don't think this is based on racism. The kid who was killed was a white privileged kid, which appears to why they're so exercised over it.

6:12:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

White privileged kid, eh? Class bias is also on the rise in this country.

12:43:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Sad but true Kathy.

1:21:00 PM  

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