There will be an event or image that brings out the authoritarian in each of us and I must admit that this one manages it for me.
It brought to mind the PJ O'Rourke chapter on the issue of anti-flag burning laws. When such laws were rightly ruled unconstitutional he found the response of one state amusing. It passed a law stating anyone assaulting someone burning a flag would be subject to a small fine - the legislative equivalent of a 'kick me' sign.
No doubt my anger will subside but the stupidity of the yesterday's behaviour will only grow.