[eDebate] campus hunger strikes mentioned by culp
Wed Jul 5 13:38:44 CDT 2006
again, i encourage debate students to NOT ONLY protest the war but the
evisceration of the constitution and the assault on public debate by the
administration. i think it's your UNIQUE responsibility. debate thinkers
should produce debate/constitution defenses for the protestors outlining the
tactics of the bush administration to belittle the importance of public
debate as well as a defense of constitutional principles of democracy. the
role of the war in the consolidation of executive power should be paid into
a public issue so we can rollback the transition to dictatorship. also, i
think the military academic complex argument should not be overlooked and is
needed to tie the universities into culpability.
i also encourage sit ins in the president's office to create more of the
dramatic tension that MLK was talking about and better sabotage the
university war machine. i am not opposed to hunger strikes but think that
intelligent debate students who are staying fed and occupy a building for
more months will be able to articulate a detailed case against the
administration and the war that could be more effective than the hunger
strikes. blogs could be used to spread the messages of the occupiers,
provide a wall of defense against university backlash and revilatize a
national discussion of the historical role of civil disobedience in
thanks culp. much appreciation for your information on the hunger strikes.
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