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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:01 PM
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34. Not sure if guns will help, but yes, we're in serious danger.
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 12:03 PM by backscatter712
The teabagger/birther/health-care-screamer movement is literally a fascist movement, and it's just molted into a bigger and more dangerous form.

Before, the right-wing crazies were just fringe groups, and the corporations and right-wing elites were pulling strings in our existing government.

Now, the right-wing elites found a lot of their strings cut, thanks to the last election, so while before, we saw little more than flirting between the right-wing extremists and the corporate money-men, now they're in open alliance. The health insurance lobbies are pouring money into the teabagging movement, right-wing radio and FOX news are openly promoting them, and the crazies now have heavy backing.

It's not just astroturfing anymore. It's the classic alliance between corporatism and right-wing extremism. With the big guns backing them, they'll get bolder - right now, it's disruption tactics designed to thwart democracy, and they're getting more and more violent. If things keep going, before long, they'll be wearing uniforms...
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