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America ‘Yearning for Fascism’?

Comment: Former New York Times writer Chris Hedges weighs in on the Tea Party milieu. Although there is much more to the Balkans conflict than indicated in this incisive column, the fact that a “Times” writer is catching on is significant.

Unfortunately, he sees fit to quote Green Party candidate Cynthia McKinney, a Muslim Brotherhood apologist whose tedious,  proto-fascistic mantra that there is no difference between the two parties echoes the Naderoids of 2000. Frau McKinney appears ignorant of the Green Party’s own fascist antecedents.

“Is America ‘Yearning for Fascism?'” by Chris Hedges; Truthdig.com; 3/29/2010.

The language of violence always presages violence. I watched it in war after war from Latin America to the Balkans. The impoverishment of a working class and the snuffing out of hope and opportunity always produce angry mobs ready to kill and be killed. A bankrupt, liberal elite, which proves ineffectual against the rich and the criminal, always gets swept aside, in times of economic collapse, before thugs and demagogues emerge to play to the passions of the crowd. I have seen this drama. I know each act. I know how it ends. I have heard it in other tongues in other lands. I recognize the same stock characters, the buffoons, charlatans and fools, the same confused crowds and the same impotent and despised liberal class that deserves the hatred it engenders. . . .


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