7 years ago: How I learned that song

August 11, 2006, on this blog: How I learned that song

Summer between freshman and sophomore year I got a college van license. Only a handful of students had one, so if your group needed a college van to get to some off-campus event, you had to get one of us to drive you. Not a bad gig, usually, sometimes involving party invites or concert tickets. So I was usually game to drive.

“Are you free Saturday night?” Nelson asked me. “We need a van driver.”

We in this case meant the Black Student League, so party or concert, this promised to be fun.

“Sure,” I said. “Where are we going?”

“Ephrata. It’s in Lancaster County.”

“What’s in Ephrata?”

“A Ku Klux Klan rally.”

He wasn’t kidding. …

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  • Space Marine Becka

    I recently had to unfollow someone on Twitter because they were like the other protestors in Fred’s story.

    At first they’d seemed pretty cool if a bit farther left than me, but then she started ranting about how violence against Fa (fascists) was not only acceptable but a moral duty. When people argued with her she claimed she was being bullied (and the tweets she claimed were bullying were not at all nasty) and then said violence against people who refused to do violence to fascists was also a moral duty because anyone who didn’t think fascists needed beating up was a fascist.

    I was like O.o;;; This is tripe. Violence is a last resort not a first.

  • http://timothy.green.name/ Timothy (TRiG)

    I do know someone who says that the only argument a fascist can understand is a half-brick, but he wouldn’t suggest it as a first resort.