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demonstrations and violence, california style

 
 
Reply Sat 12 Dec, 2009 10:51 pm
I have had strong political opinions but missed the obvious local march (century city, not far from my tack on apartment) because I was both oblivious and at work.) A fellow who worked with us, that year or just after, was on the student committee, whatever they called it, raging against the university. I understood him but disagreed re the push at the uni. I've marched twice in my life, the first time against a plan for 5 seventeen story 'sky' scrapers at near the corner of Lincoln and Washington in Venice - we won, or maybe we just lasted the opposition out; and years and years later, once, among the Women in Black.

As it happens, I've no fervor for destruction, least of all university destruction, and I'm wild that university personnel be rebelled against, in the seventies or now, whether it is about tuition or rabbits.

So - this disturbs me.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-berkeley13-2009dec13,0,7427385.story

Alternately, I got through university with ascending bills of (now estimating) $26.00 a semester to 76.00 a semester. I might be mis-remembering and it was $19.00 that first semester, fall of '60. It killed me, not personally financially, but with sympathy, the year that Reagan went for tuition.

I would be your wavering waitress now except for the non tuition university.

I have always/never understood the imbalance re education and war money.

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Reply Sat 12 Dec, 2009 11:07 pm
@ossobuco,
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I have always/never understood the imbalance re education and war money.
It is simple really. If you are rich do you want your kids competeing with the clever and poor ? There are only a certain amount of top jobs, and the rich dont want their kids to miss out.
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Reply Sat 12 Dec, 2009 11:17 pm
@Ionus,
I don't think it's that simple, as I've known well to do smarties and hilarious dummies. Same true for those money struggleing. I admit I've watched my well attributed pals connect (maybe they are just obvious candidates for admission to this and that, but I didn't pick that up about them)

I don't know enough to cry foul.

I've also had at least one friend, latina, catapult up - but I knew her before all that, she was always smart, and her rise had nothing to do with being latina as some kind of crutch, except perhaps later, with the tv stuff.
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