Reading some of the LAT's coverage of the walkouts in Los Angeles, one can get a muddled, mixed impression of what is really going on and whether the students marching know, understand, or care why they are out of class. Most do, but many likely don't really know about the debated bill or the other measures being considered in Congress right now.
From Switzerland, it is hard to get a good feel for what's happening back home.
I can't help but notice, however, the difference between AP photos. Some show passionate students waving American flags. Some show passionate students waving Mexican flags. Given the marchers' goals, I can't help but wonder why they would choose the latter. Well, I know why they choose the latter, but I disagree vehemently.
The Times seems to agree with me in this editorial which gets to the point better than most anything else I've read on the issue yet with my limited net and news access (note to CNN World producers - your channel is boring and superficial, please make it better).
Isolationism and fear of others comes in waves. This round is, duh, just a another fun consequence of post 9/11 alarmism. Seems Congress doesn't mind running over any old brown person in its way - which is a great way to anger a nation, jeopardize our economy, and leave us 0% safer. We've trashed our goodwill in the world and we're working on doing the same here at home among ourselves.
But as for the flags, may I suggest flying the flag of the country from which you do not wish to see people deported? Sends a much clearer message to . . . well, everyone.