Faced with institutional pressure to sign off on violent reaction, to side with power against justice, the great majority of self-styled radicals 'working within the system' quan. A very few, though, have the guts to fraser

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Published on October 27, 2011 07:13 • 792 views
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message 1: by Heidi (last edited Oct 28, 2011 12:08PM) (new)

Heidi Ward I heartily support adopting these new verbs! I live in San Francisco (and have also lived in Oakland) and I'm fascinated watching the difference in the way these protests have been both orchestrated by protesters and controlled by authorities in two cities mere miles apart. Protests in Oakland/Berkeley generally have a more anarchist bent that those in SF, which tend to be more respectful of public property, individual safety and responsibility and thus are treated more respectfully by authorities.

I'm glad Olbermann called Quan out on a nationwide media source, and thanks for posting it. (Speaking of "out," Quan was out of town for the most violent nights of protest, and seemed unable to formulate an adequate public statement on her return. But I digress.)

Fraser's stand is worthy of the cause and of applause. What path Quan eventually chooses to take might set a precedent for urban police response -- let's hope she stops quanning and takes Olbermann's advice about making a responsible moral decision.

By the way, huge fan, first time poster, who hopes your genius fiction will continue to revolutionize the literary weird for years to come. (Also, another fan who wants to hear more about Uther Doul's origins. Just saying.)

All the best,

Heidi in SF


message 2: by Huw (new)

Huw Evans Whilst there is not a noun that cannot be verbed, it always amuses me when I refer the Urban Dictionary. The intended verbal use may be at odds with its pre-existing nounal (sorry) definitions.


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