UC Davis Police hard at work protecting the public from students sitting down in the Quad.
Fuck this shit.Photo credit: Louise Macabitas
i could have posted the video, but i think this picture does it better.
Just a continuation on the UCD protests
and then a response:
not saying anything just an update
i generally try not to comment on matters of importance because i know i don’t understand enough to do so in a suitable manner, and i don’t want to speak out of emotion or passion without the logic. however, this has been frustrating me enough so that i feel i can’t just let these thoughts float around forever.
this is an issue bigger than the brutality of police. this is the brutality of corporation and government, of allowing those with selfish goals to puppeteer those who call the shots. as funny as it may be, the recent declaration of pizza as a “vegetable” requirement is just one example of how the big successful businesses are crying over losing a chunk of their profits at the expense of others — at the expense of the future, as it directly targets children and thus the overall health of our inexcusably overweight country. SOPA, and the ridiculousness of trying to censor the internet, is the sound of big successful businesses crying because they think they are all that matters. they can’t see past their little windows of success. they can’t see all the repercussions of censorship other than that it may prevent some of the piracy of their stuff. always theirs. their stuff. their loss. either they don’t see it at all, or they do and refuse to acknowledge that the internet is for more than stealing ideas. the internet is for growth, for development, for spreading knowledge and wealth, for connecting the world and its people. as we try to push ahead, those with power drive us back, even if our gain will be, inevitably, collective.
occupy davis. occupy berkeley. occupy wall street. they’re all just snapshots, macro’d photographs that capture bits and pieces of unrest. if the privileged few think that they’re already seeing the big picture, they are terribly mistaken.
the unfortunate thing is that these still aren’t the biggest issue — that lies within the system itself. perhaps an overhaul.. but how? and what would need to change?
just a thought to entertain, but some say we’re long overdue for a revolution. is it time?
The Quadratic Equation (The Party) by Shannon Muramoto
My friend Shannon recently graduated with a B.A in Mathematics. This is for teaching purposes to help students remember the quadratic formula.
this was pretty clever but what kind of students is she teaching to make this comic relevant? >_> sure hope they’re not like elementary schoolers..