They're waving the flag in Berkeley

Which flag, you might ask? Why, the flag of the United States of America, of course!

I know what you're thinking; what has transformed these moonbats from idiots who would pass laws banning the recruitment offices for our military, declare their little slice of paradise a "nuclear free zone," and generally wreak havoc with common sense not to mention love of country?

Apparently, the Trotskyites in Berkeley see the election of Obama as the culmination of their struggle of 40 years to gain power:

"People finally felt like our generation had reclaimed patriotism," said Haley Fagan, 24, a Berkeley paralegal who got stuck in a car trying to cross the street as the crowd surged. "It was a moment that we felt comfortable with it."

After generations of finding their voice in dissidence, some on America's left wing are adjusting not only to a new, postelection comfort with patriotic symbols, but the political reality they represent. Believing in Obama after inauguration day will mean identifying with the machinery of American power.

"There's a left-wing tradition of being systematically opposed to the US government, knee-jerk reactionary - most of our presidents have made it fairly easy to do," said Jo Freeman, author of "At Berkeley in the Sixties," a memoir of her student activism. "Those who view everything the US does as automatically suspect already have a problem doing that with Obama."

At Berkeley, the university has, quite deliberately, chosen to host its first-ever large-scale observance of a presidential inauguration in a spot most closely identified with its radicalism, said Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau. At Sproul Plaza, site of the self-described Free Speech Movement protests beginning in 1964 - now commemorated with a monument declaring "this soil and the air space above it should not be part of any nation and shall not be subject to any entity's jurisdiction" - students will gather around giant television screens to take in the nation's most solemn ritual.

There's only one explanation for this; we are dealing with infants.

Their attention getting antics over the years served the purpose of forcing people to look at them when they hung upside down on the swing set or put their hands in the open flame on top of the oven. To call them childish insults the intelligence of children and apes. They have done nothing since the 1960's except scream like little babies who need their 3:00 AM feeding.

And now that the rest of us have done what they want - elect Bozo the Clown president - they are as content as an infant who just soiled their diaper. Now they expect us to treat them as adults and welcome them into the community of right thinking Americans just because their titanic egos have been stroked with the election of Obama?

It's not that these Berkeleyites have ever gotten through adolescence. At least teenagers have the ability to learn and grow. These are people trapped in a perpetual intellectual and emotional infancy from which they will never escape. If we were to turn around and elect a conservative Republican in 4 years, back they'd go to caterwauling about being oppressed or how evil it is to live in America.

What I'd really like to see is a line outside of a Marine recruiting station. That might convince me that anything has changed in the birthplace of moonbattery.