I didn't have an opportunity to comment in-depth about the video I posted yesterday that featured Code Pink's protest in front of the Marine Recruiting Station at Berkeley. This video underscores just how bad the situation at Berkeley has become. People interested in contacting a Marine recruiter are forcibly bared by anti-government vigilantes, and the local police stand "neutral" with their hands in their pockets.
Viewing this tape reminds me of Norman Rockwell's famous panting "The Problem We All Live With," except that we have yet to see the proper response to this outrage; we have yet to see federal marshals march into Berkeley to protect an individual's right to access the offices of his government.
I'm beginning to wonder if that is precisely what is needed; since the local authorities seem unwilling to enforce proper laws, intervention by the federal government may become inevitable.