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