Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 52348
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2009/1/9-12 [Politics/Domestic/Election, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:52348 Activity:nil
1/8     Whacky Berkeley Liberals on the loose waving American flags:
        http://tinyurl.com/9zqnx4 (Boston.com)
2017/11/17 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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tinyurl.com/9zqnx4 -> www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/articles/2009/01/04/something_new_brews_in_berkeley_patriotic_pride/?p1=Well_MostPop_Emailed1
The Boston Globe Something new brews in Berkeley: patriotic pride Left wing looks to Obama College Democrats used a golf cart to encourage voters on Election Day at UC-Berkeley. College Democrats used a golf cart to encourage voters on Election Day at UC-Berkeley. By the time they arrived at the intersection of Telegraph and Durant avenues, where a tie-dyed vendor occupies one corner, it became clear they did not come to challenge the system now preparing to consecrate a new regime in Washington. At one point, a man scaled a lamppost and unfurled the Stars and Stripes. "People finally felt like our generation had reclaimed patriotism," said Haley Fagan, 24, a Berkeley paralegal who got stuck in a car trying to cross the street as the crowd surged. After generations of finding their voice in dissidence, some on America's left wing are adjusting not only to a new, postelection comfort with patriotic symbols, but the political reality they represent. Believing in Obama after inauguration day will mean identifying with the machinery of American power. "There's a left-wing tradition of being systematically opposed to the US government, knee-jerk reactionary - most of our presidents have made it fairly easy to do," said Jo Freeman, author of "At Berkeley in the Sixties," a memoir of her student activism. "Those who view everything the US does as automatically suspect already have a problem doing that with Obama." At Berkeley, the university has, quite deliberately, chosen to host its first-ever large-scale observance of a presidential inauguration in a spot most closely identified with its radicalism, said Chancellor Robert J Birgeneau. At Sproul Plaza, site of the self-described Free Speech Movement protests beginning in 1964 - now commemorated with a monument declaring "this soil and the air space above it should not be part of any nation and shall not be subject to any entity's jurisdiction" - students will gather around giant television screens to take in the nation's most solemn ritual. "It will be a patriotic celebration," Birgeneau said in an interview. "That small circle will now be surrounded by a lot of students who are happy to be members of a nation that just elected its first African-American president." Not since Franklin Roosevelt turned the federal government into an aggressive agent of liberalism - pushing the New Deal at home and confronting fascism abroad - has the left felt such a deep attachment and invested such hopes in a head of state. "People in the '30s felt that for once the government was on their side," Pulitzer Prize-winning Berkeley historian Leon F Litwack said in an interview. "They had never had that kind of relationship to a president before." Disagreements with American foreign policy, particularly in Vietnam, fueled a cynicism about American might and its trappings, said Litwack. He has written in praise of Free Speech Movement leaders for "eschewing the conventional flag-waving, mindless, orchestrated patriotism. They defined loyalty to one's country as disloyalty to its pretenses, a willingness to unmask its leaders, and a calling to subject its institutions, government, and wars to critical examination, not only the decisions made by rulers but often their indecision." Such a view of patriotism was so hardened in Berkeley - where, after the Sept. A similar, if earnest, display on election night "did strike me as funny and ironic," said Mark Rudd, who organized campus protests in the 1960s as a national leader of Students for a Democratic Society. "For the last eight years - and probably for much longer - most radicals have been mourning for our country. Obviously the empire is not going to fall overnight, but at least there's been a popular vote that changes the direction of the last 40 years." The Star Market, a small Berkeley grocery with a robust selection of legumes, recently posted next to its cash register a letter to the editor of the San Francisco Chronicle imploring readers to fly the Stars and Stripes on the day of Obama's inauguration. "In recent times, our flag has been displayed more by one side of the political spectrum than the other," wrote Paul Templeton of Berkeley. "Let's rescue it from unreflective, knee-jerk patriotism." Such spontaneous patriotism was the reaction to Obama's victory for many in neighborhoods where displays of Tibetan nationalism had been more common than its American equivalent. Election-night revelers in Harvard Square sang "The Star-Spangled Banner." 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"They don't come here as radicals who are going to overturn the system," said the UC-Berkeley chancellor. They seem to have realized that working within the system is the way to do so. "They've already got the permits," said Freeman, who joined anti-Bush protests at his 2004 inauguration but expects to be in Washington this time as merely a spectator. "But I'm going to be looking forward to seeing what the signs say." us Your Name Your e-mail address (for return address purposes) E-mail address of recipients (separate multiple addresses with commas) Name and both e-mail fields are required. com does not share this information or keep it permanently, as it is for the sole purpose of sending this one time e-mail.
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