June 18, 2024

Culture Shock

Morning Edition on NPR had an interesting story regarding the town of Fremont, CA today. Unfortunately, NPR doesn’t offer free links to their material. So read the original story in the Mercury News for background.

Indian immigrants were upset because the city council denied them a permit to hold a festival drawing attendance twice the size of the town. Last year’s festival involved near riot conditions and left a disaster area of trash and debris, hence the denied permit.

Seems like a clear cut case of a city council trying to do its job to serve the whole community. Where’s the discrimination in that? The attitude of entitlement in this country is amazing. Even a recession cannot seem to cure it.


Marc is a software developer, writer, and part-time political know-it-all who currently resides in Texas in the good ol' U.S.A.

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