Friday, December 31, 2010
“Dissent is what rescues democracy from a quiet death behind closed doors.”–Lewis H. Lapham. The year 2011 will bring Americans a larger and more intrusive police state, more unemployment and home foreclosures, no economic recovery, more disregard by the US government of US law, international law, the Constitution, and truth, more suspicion and distrust from allies, more hostility from the rest of the world, and new heights of media sycophancy. 2011 is shaping up as the terminal year for American democracy. As 2011 dawns, public discourse in America has the country primed for a fascist dictatorship.