Sunday, December 6, 2015

I Am Not Amused


Albuquerque Journal/Greg Sorber photo


If you have time, read one of the articles warning about the rise of fascism in the country.

"But to even acknowledge our long, stumbling lurch to the right; the building force of corporate power; the relentless need for war; a police whose power of enforcement is divorced from law; a preening nationalism that rewards the full rights of citizenship only to those who fit an ever-narrower mold… You can’t call it fascism. People will only laugh."

And head off to the parade.




 

2 comments:

  1. "So long as they (the Proles) continued to work and breed, their other activities were without importance. Left to themselves, like cattle turned loose upon the plains of Argentina, they had reverted to a style of life that appeared to be natural to them, a sort of ancestral pattern...Heavy physical work, the care of home and children, petty quarrels with neighbors, films, football, beer and above all, gambling filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult." George Orwell, "1984"

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    1. Thanks for that. For me that's a breathtaking quote.

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