Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Thomas Frampton Comes Alive

You can find Yale Student Thomas Frampton, complete with picture, and turgidly inanely quote selected from Proudhon, right here. Is he guilty of being anything other than a narcissistic Yalie with a bad haircut?*

Yes, he is! He rushed VP Cheney, and then assaulted Secret Service officers.

A selection from the self-selected motivational quote, which was even more accurate than the young Frampton could have known:

"...to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed, and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality."

Well, Tommy, if you get fraudulent credentials, steal a "volunteer" t-shirt, and then start squealing invective and run toward the Vice President in front of one of the greatest concentrations of security in history, then yes, those things will happen to you. You should have read your own fatuous little motto, dude!

You can find other examples of Frampton's sublimation of his guilt over academic inadequacy here and here. And (good lord) here. Don't they have to go to CLASS at Yale? Do you FEEEEEEL like I do?

*No, that is not redundant. Not all Yalies have bad haircuts.


Anonymous said...

Perhaps I'm being master of the obvious, but doesn't Mr. Frampton realize that he's quilty of doing exactly what his accusations against the Prez of Yale contend, namely prohibiting free speech? Shouting down the CEO of Coke, yelling at the VP, putting Levine on trial, etc. seems to abridge the very right Frampton claims he is being denied.

I might be taking this too personally, but my Herculean task of trying to catch the 7am Acela out of Penn station Monday made me realize how dramatically the cost of operating in a free society has risen after 9/11.

Essentially, thanks to those like Mr. Frampton who would deny anyone who disagrees with their viewpoint from speaking or assemblying, everyone else must bear the burden of protecting those who are threatened. Therefore terrorists and Frampton make regular working stiffs like me lose 30-45 minutes of our life walking around barricades, going through security checks, having dogs sniff our bags, so that we can go to work and pay taxes which go to officials who have to protect against the Framptons of the world- who are screaming that they are being denied their rights.

This really makes me think about who is teaching this guy (assuming he goes to classes). Why is the paragon of liberal thought not concerned about his continuous efforts to deny others their rights? The more I think about it, the more is upsets me that even if they don't succeed in denying others their right to free speech, he still has succeeded in taking my money and part of my life.

ps- nice title!

Anonymous said...

Ha, ha! This was pretty funny.

I especially like the part about "Frampton's sublimation of his guilt over academic inadequacy."

You know he's pretty much first in his class at Yale? He's probably one of the smartest people I've ever met...

But less funny is your willingness to publish bullshit allegations as "fact." Thomas' charges - like 91% of the 1800+ people arrestsed at the RNC - were totally dropped. That whole "rushing Cheney" and "assaulting Secret Service officers" part didn't so much happen. What, embarrassed police officers sometimes stretch the truth? No way!

Get a life.

mungowits said...

this was TWO YEARS ago.

Do you find yourself thinking of witty comebacks a couple of weeks after a party where someone challenged you?

On the merits, though, thanks for setting the record straight. I appreciate the correction.

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