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Student tasered for asking Kerry embarassing '04 election questions

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Student Tasered for asking Kerry embarassing questions

When John Kerry spoke today (9/17/07) at the University of Florida Gainesville, student Andrew Meyer asked three questions during the Q&A:

1) Given that you won the 2004 election per Greg Palast's book, Armed Madhouse, why did you concede on the day of the election itself when there were many reports on the day of the election of disenfranchisement of black voters and corrupted vote count? Kerry, while the question was in progress, said he didn't need to read Palast's book because he already had read it.

Meyer said he had two more questions and asked them.

2) If you are really so opposed to the Invasion of Iraq(Iran?), why don't you urge impeachment of Bush now before he can invade Iran? Clinton was impeached for a blow job, invading Iraq/Iran is much for serious than that.

3) Were you a member of the secret society Skull & Bones in college?

Police approached Meyer to pull him from the microphone and remove him from the room. When Meyer tried to stand still to hear Kerry's answer, he was swarmed, thrown to the ground as he protested that he was doing nothing wrong, and tasered after pleading not to be tasered and saying that if they let him up he would leave on his own accord;  Meyer is heard screaming in excruciating pain. The fact that he didn't do anything wrong did not matter.  Greg Palast writes that Meyer faces five years in prison for resisting arrest.

Meyer's case is similar to Rev. Lennox Yearwood at the D.C. Capital who waited in line to hear Petraeus wearing an "I love Iraquis" button.  Yearwood, a former Air Force officer had his leg broken by Capitol security police because he refused simply to move along when told he would not be admitted, and asked why he was being singled out to be denied admission to hear Petraeus testify.   The "Democracy Now" interview provides the full context. &

I was curious why Kerry conceded the 2004 election so very quickly, but I won't ask him why and I am sure that he is not (really) going to tell.  Watch the video. Kerry should be telling the cops in no uncertain terms to leave Meyer alone, but that limp imitation of a liberal can only bring himself to say to the police, "I'll answer his question," not "Get your hands off that man!" We, the People, have few if any friends in high places.

I remember Kerry's debates with Bush in 2004. In the first one, Kerry said that Bush was too soft on Falujah, which was nearly razed to the ground by Bush, with white phosphorous used on the civilian population. Kerry said the USA wasn't tough enough on domestic security to stop the next 911 -- docks and harbors needed extra checks and searches, and we needed an additional 100,000 police on the street to be safe from terrorists. I would not ask whether Kerry had such people as Meyer or Yearwood in mind.

Meyer had thrown a barb at Kerry in his question, asking -- here I paraphrase -- "Did you really want to win that election?"  Meyer's third question about Kerry's membership in Skull and Bones -- the elite Yale secret society that is one of many covens of the ruling class -- translates into this:  Are your loyalties to democracy and the American people, or are you loyalties to the ruling class, whose factions are currently at war with each other, and one of whose factions you represent at the expense of democracy and the American people?  Isn't that why you went so quietly into the night instead of raging out against it?

I would not ask Kerry why he did not tell the police to stop. I already know.  Kerry understood the thrust of Meyer's fuller point and showed his loyalties in his response.  While Meyer was having the crap kicked out of him, Kerry signaled his allegiances with a sarcasm that Meyer was getting exactly what was to be expected, and perhaps deserved, from defying raw power.  Yes, I know there will be Kerry defenders who will pipe up that Kerry was trying to make the best of a bad situation by "lightening the mood," but this is nonsense.  Feel free to listen to the video again, listening is free, to hear Kerry's empathic response to Meyer's plight -- this is an exact quote:  "I'll answer his question, but unfortunately he's not available to come up here and swear me in as president."  That's ruling class wit.


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