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> it's just a publicly funded school that you attend, and you express your dislike with violence

You've got an inaccurate picture of what the average (or even the exceptional) UC Berkeley student is like. When you see a nut standing on something that's on fire wearing a bandana on TV, you probably should just go ahead and assume that's not somebody between classes. Sometimes it is, but that is an open campus right in the middle of Berkeley, right next to Oakland...

you're right that the 95th percentile Berkeley student is likely nonviolent. but my characterization of the student body as a group of entitled people who think that being given the opportunity to consume education at Berkeley somehow endows them with ownership of it is a belief that permeates that whole place.

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