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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Be Afraid! Be Very Afraid!

Interesting piece in The Nation from William Greider.

Fear and Smear

'Tis the season to be afraid! is equally true that Bush desperately needs the terrorists.

They are his last frail hope for political survival. They divert public attention, at least momentarily, from his disastrous war in Iraq and his shameful abuses of the Constitution.

The "news" of terror--whether real or fantasized--reduces American politics to its most primitive impulses, the realm of fear-and-smear where George Bush is at his best.

So, once again in the run-up to a national election, we are visited with alarming news.
Some dudes in the UK were thinking about doing something...

And the Klingons are coming.
A monstrous plot, red alert, high drama playing on all channels and extreme measures taken to tighten security.

The White House men wear grave faces, but they cannot hide their delight. It's another chance for Bush to protect us from those aliens with funny names, another opportunity to accuse Democrats of aiding and abetting the enemy.
Read the whole piece.

"Red Scare" all over again.

More later...


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