Sunday, August 12, 2007
The New Political Contest: How much can Republicans sound exactly like George Orwell?
Via Devilstower, at DailyKos. (Sorry, can’t figure out how to get a link to the individual post.)
Freedom is Slavery
"Freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want, be anything they can be. Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do."
O.K., is there much more that needs to be said there? Do these people not READ? Do they not realize how they sound? I shuddered the first time I heard about the “Homeland”. And how we have it ingrained in a major branch of the U.S. government.
There is absolutely no question in my mind that many of these people on the right would like to install a fascist police state here in the U.S. What boggles my mind is a) apparently how blind many people are to that possibility and, b) how many people really are O.K. with that concept.