I wish to express my support for the city of Berkeley’s resolution calling for an expedient end to the bombing of Afghanistan. While it was impossible for them to predict the magnitude of the negative response and publicity they have received, I admire their courage to speak out, and to say something reasonable in the face of so much blind acceptance. While many have promised an economic boycott against Berkeley, I have been proud to spend my time and money there while visiting during the last two weeks.
I hope that Berkeley does not back down under pressure. The inability of some people to think critically about the war or the purpose of the resolution should not be a deterrent to Berkeley’s voice of reason.