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Don’t Know Nothing About History

A local Boston NPR station tells us: Mayor Menino Responds To Occupy Boston Arrests

“We will tolerate demonstrations, we will tolerate expressions of free speech but when it comes to civil disobedience we have a real issue with that, that is why we moved in last night,” Mayor Menino said.

“Civil disobedience doesn’t work for Boston; it doesn’t work for anyone.”

Apparently Mayor Menino slept through his local history classes as a child, and doesn’t walk around Boston much, because the city is hip deep in markers about “civil disobedience” that children in most US schools are required to learn about in American history classes.

To help the Mayor out, here are a few Wikipedia links to get him started: Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Paul Revere.

If these events and people are important enough to be included in classes in Okaloosa County, Florida, you would think that the mayor of Boston would know about them.

3 comments

1 Badtux { 10.13.11 at 1:52 am }

History wasn’t relevant to making money, so he memorized it for the test then promptly forgot it. That’s the American Way, if it has nothing to do with $$$, it’s to be sent down the memory hole ASAP.

– Badtux the “I taught people like him” Penguin

2 Mustang Bobby { 10.13.11 at 3:43 am }

Yeah, civil disobedience didn’t do shit for Martin Luther, Martin Luther King, or Mahatma Gandhi, either. Or what about that guy way back in the Middle East who passively took on the occupying force? Jesus, I can’t think of his name, but it was in all the papers….

3 Bryan { 10.13.11 at 7:54 pm }

When they need the support of ‘the important people’ in jurisdiction they are supposed to represent, politicians remember campaign contributions, not history. This is why the Occupy movement specifically refuses to allow politicians to speak at their assemblies.

They view all politicians and political parties with the suspicion of those who have been fooled, and have no intention of being fooled again.