Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Truest statement of the week II

Nobody told me there’d be days like these. Strange days indeed—the most dangerously Orwellian days I can remember. Absolutist authoritarians dominate both the Trump and anti-Trump camps inside and outside Congress, and both are committed to the new McCarthyism. Devin Nunes, head of the House Intelligence Committee, insists that Trump didn't collude with Russians, but that he, Nunes, repeatedly warned of Russian interference in US elections during Obama’s second term. I suppose that the rival accusations of the Democratic and Republican parties make this a little better than a monolithic, absolutist authoritarianism, but not much since both claim that the Russian Bear is everywhere.Whichever party is in power will bait the Bear, then say we have to expand domestic surveillance, the military budget, and the empire of bases,despite enormous potential for shared abundance. We can look forward to more murder, poison, and privation within our own borders and beyond.

-- Ann Garrison, "Strange Days Indeed" (BLACK AGENDA REPORT).

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