Timothy McVeigh Would have Been Proud!   Leave a comment

If you think the January 6th attempted coup by Trump and his supporters as horrifying, you will find this posting an excellent brief history of what led to the Capitol’s attack. — kenne

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NOT Antifa!

Believe it or not, there was a time when liberals were the civil libertarians of American politics and conservatives were the folks most likely to advocate repression of individual rights. I do not mean simply that this was the substance of our nation’s politics at that time. No. I mean, that this was largely the understanding of people across the board of American politics. Lest you think this makes liberals the obvious good guys and conservatives the obvious baddies, I should add that a good portion of conservative rhetoric stressed the excess and indulgence of civil rights themes in liberal politics. The Republican Party was also much more invested in a kind of Edmund Burke version of ‘conservatism,’ so they were explicitly concerned with the preservation of long standing traditions, even at the expense of individual rights. Hell, they used to tell you so!

I don’t know how…

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Posted January 10, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

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