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This is...alarming

For the record, I really believe that a healthy, ethical business is a good thing. I really believe that everyone benefits from creating an environment that encourages healthy, ethical commercial enterprises. I have some skepticism about the alignment of my definition of "healthy and ethical" and that of most business leaders, though I tend to think many successful small businessmen would fit comfortably within my personal parameters.

That said, this scares me. Deeply. Revisionist restructuring of public space and public statements and visions of history in my life have always been most closely associated with the countries, political philosophies, and political leaders we, as a nation, have fought against, decried, and despised.

If Reich is reporting events correctly, this is...terrible.


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Mar. 26th, 2011 11:13 pm (UTC)
The Plutocratic Arm of the Republican Party is pretty callous, and callous enough to be behind a lot of the arguably anti-labor behavior we're seeing in multiple places.

However, I -really- want independent verification on Reich's claims.
Mar. 27th, 2011 12:32 pm (UTC)
I saw it on several news stations up here in Boston. The Gov of Maine is really doing this.

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Mar. 27th, 2011 11:48 am (UTC)
When you say "bold", you mean "really stupid"? Because that is how I view it. It is rare to even have a shot at booting an incumbent president, and they have the shot, but they aren't even going to make it a race the way they are going.
Mar. 28th, 2011 09:52 am (UTC)
The willful destruction of history is alarming, but nothing new. The Right has been re-writing the history of the mid-20th century for years. They call the left (which is to say anyone who does not agree with them) liberal socialists, and then blame them for fascism and the Nazis.

That they do not explain fascism and Nazism shows that they haven't studied history and the ideologies behind these totalitarian, war-mongering moments. For the Right, what is important is the exercise in rhetoric, not the actual facts.
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