[POLITICAL CULTURE] I am living in a very strange country. Strange, that is, if you're a born-and-bred New Yorker.
A group of about 50 Mohawks decided to block the railroad from Montreal and Ottawa to Toronto, to make a point about a land dispute elsewhere in Ontario.
The Canadian National railroad then went to court to get an injunction to remove the Indians.
And I'm thinking, right, that's going to get them off the tracks. 'Cause an injunction is really going to impress people who are ALREADY BREAKING THE LAW. Why don't they just get about 1000 Pinkertons and drag them off the damn tracks? And sue them for the economic damage?
Hell, the NYPD removed several thousand Democratic protestors from downtown during the Republican convention, and they weren't blocking anything, they were just exercising their First Amendment rights.
This morning, the Indians removed themselves. 'Cause, y'know, there was an injunction.
It's weird. It's like living in a nation of ... grownups.