A few humble thoughts about the recent anger and disturbances in New York and elsewhere about alleged police brutality.
1. The crowds in Gotham were tiny. Hundreds at most. Maybe a few thousand for a while. But the MSM is going crazy as if it were a major event.
Your ancient correspondent remembers walking in anti-war demonstrations in Fun City, where I now am, where there were millions. These demonstrations are peanuts.
2. But they are mostly peaceful and that is a triumph. A genuine victory for America and decency.
3. You get a good idea of what’s going on if I tell you that I was at the Harvard Club for most of the evening and it was totally silent, with the usual collection of eccentrics. Then I went to the Yale Club, where the University of Virginia was having a wild, loud party in the lounge, with many UVA co-eds or alums in super-high bad-girl heels.
Both clubs are near supposed major loci of demonstrations, but you could not tell it from what I saw — which was nothing.
This tells you nothing about police behavior but a lot about how much the beautiful people care about it.