Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman wrote:https://www.truthdig.com/articles/scum-vs-scum/
I've got a lot of respect for Chris Hedges but I don't agree with a lot of what he's writing these days. it doesn't matter - plenty of people are.
First, the part I agree with. People hate politics and this is why. I don't see how any clear eyed person can deny that scum bags of all persuasions rise to the top in both parties.
the part I don't agree with is really my own baggage. I think in this and other things he writes lately, he endorses this revulsion with politics. I don't. I'm tired of "both sides are bad" arguments being the best I can hope for in what passes for op/ed nowadays.
I have people telling me that White Nationalism is a hoax - it doesn't exist. there are politicians trying to legislate classifying people who punch people at "free speech rallies" as terrorists. there is no appetite for policing the incendiary rhetoric and violent results of these rallies EXCEPT to label anybody who speaks up against them as TERRORISTS.
this might not scare the goddam bejezus out of Chris Hedges but it scares the hell out of me. Yeah, Scum VS Scum sounds like something to make the young people yawn. How does BROWN SHIRTS sound? Did you know people yell at me when I get a slice of pizza wearing my brown shirt? it hurts my feelings. there oughta be a law.
TRUMP got his thumbs up picture with that baby with dead parents. what does that picture say to people in other countries? IMO we are well beyond Scum VS Scum. this shit is getting really scary. I'll vote for the lesser Scum. no problem. you either see a lesser scum or you don't. I motherfuckin' do.