22 September 2007

Is It Just Me



...or is anyone else totally fucking spooked?

Blackwater is the new Brownshirts. And they actively patrol not just Baghdad's streets, but our own.

Andrew Meyer is tased for what, exactly? For getting seriously involved in actually questioning a politician? For getting emotional about the fact that there were serious problems with voting in Ohio? That it appears as if Kerry actually won the election?

Even if Meyer was a total ass, isn't it appropriate to be an ass in this situation? And since when do we arrest people for being rude? Since when does it look good to arrest people for demanding answers to questions at a political venue?

Instead of just answering the questions, John Kerry's blog is chockablock with excuses. Meyer asked good questions, and I want answers too! Why did Kerry concede so quickly? Why isn't anyone taking the disenfranchisement of thousands of voters seriously?

And all the Naomis are cryin'. Naomi Wolf has what she is calling a Blueprint for Fascism, and she's saying that we're following it. Perhaps more interesting is Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine. It will be thoroughly digested and regurgitated on this blog in the next few weeks, because it finally answers the most important question: Why Fear?

To top it all off, in case anyone needs any help placing themselves in all this madness, the Times published an interesting story about a photo album that documents how the Other Half at Auschwitz lived.

It turns out you don't stop loving your dog or making friends or playing the accordion when you start putting thousands of people in ovens.

Banality of evil, indeed.

2 Comments:

Blogger Bill Gusky said...

Me too

Scary as hell --

Maybe if charges are pursued these mercenaries can be de-legitimized, at least so far as gov't operations are concerned -

I'd hate like hell to see them expand or to begin engaging any kinds of operations in the US.

23 September, 2007 13:27  
Blogger fisher6000 said...

Hurricane Katrina.

23 September, 2007 19:14  

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