Tuesday, November 22, 2011

UC Davis Chancellor Apologizes

The Chancellor who ordered the police to deal with the UC Davis Occupiers has apologized. If she were truly evil, she would not have done so. Moreover, she made the effort to attend the General Assembly and to connect back to the students.

The students were victimized by the police--who in turn were brought in by the Chancellor--but now they are also allowing the Chancellor her humanity. That is a huge accomplishment on the students' part, since most people would have already hunted her down and taken their revenge.

Could it be that we all learn from this very volatile moment, and that the way that everyone acts here will produce a huge, positive lesson? What exactly will that lesson be?

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