I must have watched this five times now and I still can’t believe my eyes. This is footage of an American university student being wrestled to the ground, electrocuted and dragged from the room because he had the gall to point out to John Kerry that he (Kerry) had in fact won the 2004 election. Press Play.
What’s interesting about the comments on the Youtube page for this video is the number of people defending the actions of the police – irritated as they are by the behaviour of the student. Sure, he’s excitable and in-yer-face, but does that merit being dragged to ground by five officers and electrocuted? When did this become acceptable in America? When did John Kerry become such a spineless turd – or was he always one?
When did the USA become a fascist state that ruthlessly silences anyone that dares to question a politician in a manner which that politician (because of their own shortcomings) can’t handle?
Read more about the story at Greg Palast’ site.
The Monty Python Version