Immigration officer: Why are you entering the States?
Me: I’m presenting my film at the “American Documentary Film Festival”.
Officer: What’s your film about?
Me: It’s about the Croatian student movement.
Officer: So what are the students doing in Croatia?
Me: They’re fighting against the commercialization of education.
Officer: And how do they exactly plan to de-commercialize it?
Me: They occupied their faculty building.
Officer: I’m glad to hear that stupidity never dies.
Me: But you had huge student protests here in the sixties.
Officer: And what good did that do? Every man has the right to choose how to spend his money. Someone’s got to pay for other people’s education.
Me: The students want the taxpayers to pay for it. Education is a human right.
Officer: No it’s not. There’ll always be people who’ll want to choose how they want their money to be spent. If someone takes my money, it’s called robbery, and I’m allowed to shoot him. Welcome to the United States.
LAX Airport, L.A., California, 2nd April 2013