Flimsy Sanity: Naomi Wolfe on American coup

Flimsy Sanity

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Naomi Wolfe on American coup



She doesn't even mention America's Stasi, the informant brigade called Infragard (grown rich by the drug industry - ok that is my foil hat theory based on observation of launderering businesses and the righteous people who own them and too many pipes with timed fans on too many right-wing people's houses - probably not raising tomatoes in hydroponic gardens and not even bothering to hide them from the law). See you at the camps.

An excerpt from
They Thought They Were Free; The Germans, 1933-45 by Milton Mayer
describes how the Germans were influenced. A quick read for those few people that believe anything useful can be learned by history. The right wing propaganda machine has inflamed the hate for liberals to equal any feelings the good Germans had for jews. Liberals believe in the innate goodness of man. I am so relieved that I am not a liberal.

3 Comments:

  • At 9:15 AM, Anonymous R J Adams said…

    I think 'Liberals' believe both in the innate goodness, and also the innate badness, of man. What struck me most while reading this article was the manner in which politicians bend and distort words to their own advantage. There was, of course, nothing truly "socialist" about Hitler's National Socialist party, but in some quarters it still sullies the word to this day. Similarly with 'Liberalism", the very word stands for freedom - to liberate - and it derived from the fight to free people from under the yoke of bad monarchy, state religion, and other authoritarian institutions. Today, in America, the Land of Freedom, "Liberal" is a dirty word to many.

    Including you, apparently. ;-)

     
  • At 9:47 AM, Blogger Nader Enthusiast said…

    RJ: I have given up on the terms liberal and conservative. I am a realist.

     
  • At 12:47 AM, Blogger michael greenwell said…

    thanks for that. all sounds alarmingly familiar

     

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