Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Like any good fascist...

The GOP head of a committee holding a public hearing had a well-respected, Oscar nominated documentary director arrested in a way that would have made Stalin happy. And now he's shut up because, for some stupid reason, it's causing a bit of an uproar.

But in Alaska, journalists were arrested for daring to ask candidates questions they didn't like.

During OWS, journalists were attacked and arrested by the cops for being there and reporting on what was happening. Hell, Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, even called the cops his army.

The US is turning into the 21st Century version of the USSR. And way too many scared, cowardly, weaselly slimebags in this country are perfectly willing to go along with it.

If we'd had the same bastards preying on fear and hate and demanding they have complete control of yur every thought, word and deed 150 years ago as we have leading the country now, we'd never have stretched from coast to coast or built the transcontinental railroad or grown to be the breadbasket of the world, let alone put a man on the moon and beaten fascism.

I'm probably not making a lot of sense; maybe I should just leave this now and revisit it later, but it pisses me off that we're now a nation of crybabies and five year olds tossing temper tantrums to get their way.

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