Jun 16, 2017

Fascism in America Rises in the North

The Raft of the Medusa, Théodore Géricault (1791–1824)
Madison, Wisconsin — A Georgia voice offered comment by phone asserting racism is more prevalent in the rural North than the rural South.

Fascism in America—Trump, Republican-ruled rural jurisdictions in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio, and likely your local police force—comes with a northern intonation of sorts as often as a southern drawl

Wisconsin Republicans and their religious right allies, for example, staff virtually every tentacle of government from the Census to polling sites to local planning commissions and school boards, and their mission is malice for Jesus.

If you meet a dominionist, religious fundie staffing a polling place, (a Ron Johnson or Dale Zahorik of Fitchburg, Wisconsin for example), it won't surprise to find a frightening ignorance of, and hostility to voting rights and the rights of blacks and Latinos, who are, goddamn that Fourteenth Amendment, full citizens under the law.

Advice this weekend before Mal signs off: Treat calls for "unity" with proper derision.

No comments:

Post a Comment