Mike the Mad Biologist

Category archives for Authoritarianism

Whenever some right-wing associated nut shoots someone, we always hear it described as the actions of a ‘lone wolf.’ Well, if that’s the case then them wolves have formed themselves a pack: — July 2008: A gunman named Jim David Adkisson, agitated at how “liberals” are “destroying America,” walks into a Unitarian Church and opens…

In his weekend roundup, driftglass reminds us that there was a time when our mainstream pop culture villified torture and praised those who attempted to resist it: And then Fox TV’s Torture Porn Show, also known as 24, made torturing fashionable. Strength was to be had in torturing people, not in resisting it. At this…

No, Maha, It Isn’t Weird at All

In a very good post about elitism and Republicans, Maha asks:

…if he weren’t a fucking moron. One of the books that has gone missing in all of the criticisms of Jonah Goldberg’s ridiculous Democrat-bashing screed Liberal Fascism is Wolfgang’s Schivelbusch’s Three New Deals: Reflections on Roosevelt’s America, Mussolini’s Italy, and Hitler’s Germany, 1933-1939.

Driftglass is organizing a letter writing campaign to the advertisers on Chicago’s hate radio station WIND. If you live in the area, help him out. Here’s why:

Michael Kinsley sums up the ethical inconsistency of the Blastocyst Liberationists:

Rightwing nut David Horowitz just finished celebrating Islamofascist Awareness Week. One of the goals of Horowitz’s exercise is to intimidate faculty and students into political correctness*. A while back, while reading Hanna Rosen’s God’s Harvard, this description of how one faculty member at Jesus mill Patrick Henry College**, Bob Stacey, was fired for teaching those…

Welcome to the world of Potemkin press conferences. FEMA held a press conference…with itself (italics mine):

Maha Speaks (About Burma)…

…and you listen. maha writes why the U.S. won’t do anything to aid the saffron revolution in Burma (italics mine):

Myanmar: This Is What Courage Really Looks Like

Protester in Myanmar (from here) I don’t have much to add about the situation in Myanmar; maha has some good posts about it, along with AmericaBlog. But the above picture is a study in contrasts.