Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Masters of hate locked and loaded

By Pepe Escobar
Asia Times

"A right-wing gunman shoots a US congresswoman as part of a kill spree; the American gulag at Guantanamo Bay celebrates nine years of extra-legal repression; WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prepares his legal defense amid calls for his assassination. There are connections here, and they aren't pretty. But in an America rushing headlong towards fascism, they are barely making a ripple.....

Thus, there's no evidence the graphic, endemic, accelerating rush to fascism in American society is about to be seriously addressed. Abandon all hope those who yearn for an adult, serene, rational debate in American politics. It's a sorry affair, and one that French political thinker and historian Alexis de Tocqueville predicted over a century and a half ago, in Democracy in America.

Today it's Giffords. Tomorrow it could be Assange. But the real target is all of us."

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