Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Slouching Towards Fascism

What's Next? Protest Zones?

Over the weekend, while a large chunk of the nation's press was covering the shit out of the vice presidential potential of She Who I Won't Name, Minneapolis and St. Paul police had preemptively raided the houses of people who were going to engage in protests.

Remember freedom of assembly? Anyone? Bueller?

I had a She Who I Won't Name-free day yesterday, no news whatsoever in fact, so I didn't find out about the mass arrests in St. Paul until this morning.

Of the many disturbing things about this one, including arresting legitimate journalists and charging them with 'conspiracy to riot', I'm struck by the fact that had this happened in another country, our talking heads would be beside themselves condemning that sort of behavior.

1 comment:

BAYMAN said...

Sean Hannity, Tom Brokaw? Yes, there would be outrage, Senatorial proclamations, White House edicts. It's the same in any repressive regime, however; there's silence for the people affected. That means the former Soviet Union, Hungary, East Germany, China, and now the USA.