Tuesday, February 15, 2005

They'll say anything, won't they?

I spend a few minutes each day, reading the misinformation coming from the right, all carefully designed to marginalize and even criminalize dissent in the U.S. Granted, if I wanted to, I could spend an entire day walking the corridors of right-wing thinking and not even begin to scratch the surface of this delusional universe, where up is down, murder is patriotism, and free speech means being subjected to their litmus test of approved topics.

Finding Kurt Nimmo's blog has freed me up to get some work done, as he spends time wading through the sewers of fascist group-think for me, like here and here.

While Kurt is on the left side of the fence, he doesn't subscribe to the usual "happy talk" that makes their side of the pasture as nauseating as the right's at times. He was one of a handful of bloggers who had a solid grasp on the right-wing campaign towards censoring Ward Churchill and he still is posting updated information regularly, keeping the issue (it's all about free speech, baby!) on the front burner where it belongs.

As he wrote Sunday:

"I have now reached the point where any of my minor disagreements with Ward Churchill are wholly insignificant. I don’t care about his “pedigree” (as he sarcastically termed it in his speech last Tuesday), or if he rubbed elbows with the Weather Underground, or visited Moammar in Libya, or was possibly a bit sloppy with his references and citations. For me, the only thing that matters is that he continues to tell the truth about the United States government: it has killed millions of people, violated numerous international laws, and as a citizen of this country—regardless of what Mike Weiner or Joe Scarborough say about treason and sedition—it is my right and duty to point this out."

Yeah, that about sums it up for me, also.

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