Saturday, October 18, 2008

We will not be driven by fear into an Age of Unreason

In a previous post I recommended The Age of Anxiety, a book in which journalist Haynes Johnson explored parallels between McCarthyism and post 9/11 America. Ok, well now - amidst the McCain campaign's explicit strategy of linking the Democratic presidential candidate to fears of terrorism, economic angst and racial prejudice against minorities while conflating all with "socialism" - we have a member of Congress on national tv calling for "liberals" to be investigated for anti-Americanism.

I hope that the voters of MN tell Rep. Michele Bachmann that they will not be driven by her - or anyone else - into an age of unreason. Every sane person in this country who does not wish to see the hate and paranoia that is fomented in AM radio world continue to tear at the fabric of democracy need to send a message that this sort of behavior will not be profitable (at the polls, at least.)


Mona Albano said...

Apparently this wing-nut rant has stimulated voters to fill the campaign coffers of her opponent. All is not lost!

Hume's Ghost said...

Over 700,000 dollars in on-line donations since her comment. I hope it helps remove her from office.