Friday, December 23, 2005

Abominable quote of the day

"I think the government should be spying on all Arabs, engaging in torture as a televised spectator sport, dropping daisy cutters wantonly throughout the Middle East and sending liberals to Guantanamo." - Ann Coulter

That such views have been slowly migrating to the mainstream for the last fifty years is truly disturbing. I become increasingly worried that reactionaries, fundamentalists, oligarchs, and power-mongers are succeeding at turning back the clock on human progress, and that they will not stop until they have returned us to the Dark ages. I hope that I'm just being paranoid, yet fear that I'm not.

1 comment:

gawker said...

What I am more worried about is proponents of this view being featured in the mainstream as somehow being representative of a class of the mainstream. I think that is more dangerous. To bestow an aura of credibility on such views by merely calling them an alternative perspective.