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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

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 American fascism at the grassroots

The always excellent Dave Neiwert has a long piece on how the whole Chan Chandler event is just the tip of the iceberg:
On a liberal chatboard I was suprised to find a conservative taking information from chatter's profiles. He claimed that whenever someone spoke against the United States occupation of Iraq, or President Bush in general he'd contact his local Homeland Security and FBI offices to report terrorist activities on the part of the democrats....

Similarly, another reader from a "red state" describes her local milieu:... Anyone, even children, who dare to voice a dissenting opinion about our "glorious leader, George Bush" are immediately labeled as trouble makers and the kids are subtly ostracized by not being invited to birthday parties etc. Most of the teachers aren't right-wing radicals but the administration is and they dare not disagree with anything that the headmaster says for fear of losing their jobs....

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