|There is only one interpretation of an event as clear as this! -UC Davis.|
Even if you aren't following the Occupy Wall Street movement you've probably seen the horrifying video of a UC Davis cop calmly pepper-spraying seated, nonviolent students. The incident is chilling! (Even in the worst violent California prison uprisings guards are not allowed to spray the worst killers if they're seated!) What is even sadder is that the university officials did not rectify this travesty against basic citizenship rights, an even more heinous oversight in view of this being not just a civic but a university setting. [Why do I keep having the feeling that we need to overthrow Mubarak?]
To my astonishment there was another video posted, equally breathtaking, but for the totally opposite reason. Watch what happens afterwards as the UC Davis Chancellor walks through the crowd of protesters from her office to her car!! This is a poignant symbol that our grandchildren will remember. Like Archbishop Tutu said when my friends and I brought him here to Helena at the height of the South African apartheid regime, "we will eventually win because we are in the right". There is no doubt looking at this video who is in the right. Silent defiance can never be used for evil. Violence will dig its own grave into which only the violent will fit!