Torture, brutality, injustice. These are only some of the words being used to describe Monday's spat. I had a lot of reservations to overcome in writing this, knowing full well that the reaction Meyer has received locally and nationally is right up his sadistic alley. For being a punk, he has become something of a martyr.
Since when has humanitarian work become less noble than behaving like a raving, pompous hooligan, undervaluing rhetoric to instead turn to sensationalist ranting? He disrupted the event, and more importantly, he disrespected a guest of this university, political and personal beliefs aside. That is piggish.
His apparent history of gratuitously provoking discord is hardly commendable, and he utilized the same tactics Monday. It is scary that Wednesday's issue of the Alligator was dripping with his putrid story, disregarding other issues. That is silencing, that is an infringement on discourse.
Writhing about in dramatic fashion, disregarding warnings of Tasering and throwing around words like "bro" in such a situation reflects on his immaturity, and to treat him as some kind of constitutional hero says a lot about the mentality of people at this school.