Monday, October 15, 2007



How far gone are the rightards? Check it:
So just talking about your personal security, would you support President John Edwards? Remember, no coerced interrogation, civilian lawyers in courts for captured overseas terrorists, no branding the Iranian guards terrorists, and no phone surveillance without a specific warrant.

Would you support an America that does not torture, that upholds the right of habeas corpus, does not dehumanise other people with in-your-face lies as a prelude to attacking their nation and does not tap your phone?

"Talking Points" believes most Americans reject that foolishness.

Thankfully, Talking Points' view is not on the whole supported by opinion polls.
But what a chill wind is blowing through American politics, through American society. It has a name. A nation that is powered by fear and hatred of the other, whose purpose as a state is to serve the wealthy, as embodied in corporations, that has a name. Bill O'Reilly is not a patriot, not a defender of "American values" (rather, he wants those values smashed, destroyed), not the "mainstream". Bill O'Reilly is a fascist, pure and simple.


At 10:59 am, Blogger Father Luke said...

Bill O'Reilly is a fascist,
pure and simple.

The word muckraker seems so tame
these days, doesn't it?

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Okie doke,
Father Luke

At 11:01 am, Blogger Dr Zen said...

"Muckraker" has an old-world charm that is entirely missing from O'Reilly.

At 11:41 am, Blogger Father Luke said...

No, I agree fascist is much more
appropriate for O'Reilly.

Shit stain on the fabric of the
Fourth Estate would also work here
for me.

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Ten - Four
Father Luke

At 3:33 pm, Blogger Father Luke said...

I just noticed that if you click on
the quotes up top of your blawg,
they magically change.

Yep. In Internet Explorer too.

I love discoveries.

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Father Luke


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