Mr Kerry let me ask you a question, my name is Andrew Meyer

Hard Rain Journal 9-19-07: Your Name is Andrew Meyer

By Richard Power

If you give a damn, your name is Andrew Meyer, and you are under arrest.

I do not care who Meyer is, or what he thinks. I know what I saw with my own eyes.

Here's the bottom line:

the question and answer period of public event on a major university
campus in the USA, a student asked three questions of John Kerry, a
powerful member of the U.S. Senate:

1. Why didn't you challenge the results of the 2004 election?

2. Why haven't impeachment hearings begun?

3. Are you a member of Skull and Bones.

Meyer was articulate. He did not use profanity or abusive language.

He only took a couple of minutes to frame his questions. He was challenging, but not confrontational.

Before he could get an answer, he was approached by campus police. His microphone was cut off.

He was dragged to the entrance of the auditorium, where he was forced to the ground, physically restrained and then tazed.

Why did the campus police approach him? Why did they cut off his microphone? Why was he forcibly removed from the auditorium?

They didn't like his questions. What other explanation is there?

Meyer was arrested for a thought crime.

He was not tazed for resisting arrest, he was tazed for refusing to be silenced.

The video is disturbing in several ways.

The aggressive over-reaction of the campus police is disturbing.

is also disturbing to see most of the audience sit passively, staring
straight ahead while this brutal incident unfolds in their presence,
despite the young man's screaming,

But the most disturbing
element is the way in which Kerry drones on, while a young man he had
been conversing with is dragged away, screaming.

Disturbing yes, surprising no.

Kerry did not defend the African American voters who stood in the cold
dark rain to elect him President of the United States in 2004.

He did not even defend himself when he was swift-boated earlier on in 2004.

The sad truth is that John Kerry just wants the sad truth to go away.

But it won't.

Hundreds of thousands of people have already seen this video on-line.

That's speaking sad truth to sick power.

If you give a damn, your name is Andrew Meyer, and you are under arrest.

And John Kerry?

John Kerry has swift-boated himself (again).

Don't get me wrong. I fought for Kerry in 2004, I defended Kerry, I sent him money, and, of course, I voted for him.

The swift-boat ads run against him were lies.

this sad truth is there on the Internet for all to see, just as his
abandonment of the US electorate in 2004 is an historical fact that
stands for all to see.

Here's the video, watch it for yourself, and then give Sen. Kerry a call, as Mal contends of the Daily Kos suggests:

Watch this video

The Kerry Response:

  • “The Senator acted appropriately … “
  • Mr. Meyer “wanted this to happen … “

Just wait for it to happen in the UK, perhaps at the Labour Party Conference.

About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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