Yesterday, an unofficial Naked Mile was organized successfully, dodging the Ann Arbor police’s abuse of power. When I read the victory of these students and alumni – who ran naked for a mile in celebration of the final day of class – managed against the police and the University administration, I can’t help but smile.
Though I do think it is inappropriate for people to run naked in urban area, I strongly support the Naked Mile. For me, supporting the Naked Mile is supporting freedom and liberty. No matter how stupid it is, all of free loving human should cheer for this anarchism triumph.
To be involved in the Naked Mile, to run naked for a mile in the middle of Ann Arbor takes courage. The courage not only about running naked; it is also about having the courage, the guts, the nerves, the valor to go against tyranny, to go against oppression of freedom.
Supporting the Naked Mile is imperative because it is a tradition. And this tradition must be defended at any cost. Michigan has a proud tradition of civil disobedience and for better or for worse it is the Wolverines’ right to defend this right. If the police threatened to arrest us, fight. We must fight for our right and fighting and exercising our right is a right thing to do.
Today is the last day of class and every true Wolverine should know that today is the Naked Mile. Today is the day that we defend that tradition. Today, we fight!
Again! It’s ekologisch, sozial, basisdemokratisch, gewaltfrei!
It’s freewill! Support liberty! Support the Naked Mile!
Hell to the orthodox conservative!
No matter how hard you try, you can’t stop us now
- Renegade of Funk, Rage Against the Machine
p/s – development on religious issue in Michigan. I’m divided on this but it’s an interesting issue nonetheless.
pp/s – there are fliers going all around campus, announcing that the President will be hosting a semester end celebration. However, the President Office is fast to react. The mail reads:
Flyers and email are appearing around campus, announcing a celebration
of the end of classes at the President’s home on Thursday, April 22.
THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS A HOAX. There is no gathering planned.
We regret any confusion or inconvenience this may cause, and wish you
the best as the academic year comes to a close!
I hope nobody reads the email. LOL! The President is screwed!