As prescient as they were, I doubt that any of Ayn Rand, George Orwell, or the makers of Back to the Future would have imagined that in late 2015, the Federal Bureau of Investigation would be doing its thing in connection with a routine exercise in classroom discipline occurring this week in South Carolina.
Fully infused with the notion that obedience to authority is optional, especially if one is a member of a historically oppressed minority, a sassy South Carolina student decides that she needn’t obey orders from whatever source. When a police officer tires of this arrogant insolence, and causes to happen what the student should have done in the first place, the media and the FBI go berserk. At last look, apologists for this brat are appearing in their Sunday best (paid for by god knows who) on CNN and being treated reverentially.
This, by the way, is the same FBI that has to date chosen not to investigate the prehistoric practices of Planned Parenthood. Oh well, given the ultimate chief of the bureau, should we reasonably expect any more rational outcome?
Not obeying the orders of those in authority is bad enough; the media and governmental reinforcement of the conduct is a gateway to anarchy.
The officer involved, who according to the most recent videos was himself physically assaulted by this mess of a student, should be given a medal, not censured in any way.