Colbert strikes a chord in one of his more recent commentaries. Skip the summary on the page, just go to the movie at the bottom. He says it better than any summation can!
It’s pretty incredible seeing that, really. It makes you appreciate just how very different the States and Canada are right now. Our Prime Minister is bashed liberally from all directions, and that’s something that’s just taken for granted. And tasers, as far as I am aware, are not even the slightest issue in Canada. The worst we have had is police planting decoys amongst protesters — which, while horrible in my opinion, is still a far cry from the work being done by the police in many situations in the States right now.
And it makes me wonder what sort of role the media is playing down there right this moment. Here, the news about the fake protesters was out in a day. One would think that if the news about such outrageous abuse of power were to actually reach the people, they would be outraged. After all, it would seem that all of the fighting done by Berkly and their counterparts in the 60s are going to waste! (sorry, just watched a documentary on them in politics class yesterday!) Freedom of speech is being ignored here, even if you assume that advocating illegal actions/products/etc is not included in that right. After all, last I checked criticizing politicians was the status quo, not the unforgivable sin!