This is something that must be read
It is unusual to break from the excitement of Canadian politics, but I want everyone who can read this -Dipper, Tory, Liberal, Libertarian, independent or whomever - to go to Agitprop's and read this post.
Read it slowly. Take the evening. Take the morning off. Its very powerful.
After you're done, read this piece in the Times of London. And a little more analysis about it from Mark Danner.
Then, after taking a few breathes, listen to what Ralph Nader recommends.
The CalgaryObserver, in his ruminations on "western alienation" wondered why Ontarians seem to dislike Americans, and the American way of doing things (and, he supposes, by extension Albertans). Observer, this is why.
Very slowly, we are moving away from simple rhetoric about fascism taking over the US and witnessing the real thing. My grandfather hit the beaches of Dieppe, Normandy and fought through Holland to fight the kinds of people and governments that do this.
A decade ago, a President lied about getting a blowjob, and the US Congress and the Republican Party was up in arms. They tried to impeach him. Today, a President lies and conspires with his allies to start a preemptive and illegal war, based on faked evidence and phantom WMDs. And the Congress and Republicans are silent. The mainstream US media is silent. Except for Rep John Conyers, almost everyone in the US is ignoring this.
Originally, Hitler faked an invasion of Germany by Poland, using political prisoners dressed as Polish Army regulars. They "took over" a border radio station and began transmitting that Poland was invading Germany. They were all captured and shot, of course, and the next day, German troops marched into Poland.
What we are witnessing here is the modern version. Shall we stand by or shall we act?
I would like everyone who has read this to write to CBC, CTV, CHUM, Sun Media, CanWest-Global and politely ask why they are not covering this story more. Include a copy of the memo. Write you local stations as well. Make enough noise and make them deal with this.
This guy would be proud.
The Jurist rightly points out that we should also consider these numbers, as well as the ones in the links above. These are conservative estimates.
Also, Edward T. Bear has another indication of the creeping fascism infecting the US government. Not just in the style of the art, but the message being sent.