San Francisco Examiner: Last straw for art gallery
"Neighborhood activist Marc Bruno said he 'felt terrible' when he heard what was going on at the gallery."
Score another one for the Fascists. They've driven this poor woman out of business over a painting.
What's next? Censoring Children's Poetry, maybe? Oh, wait - they are...
Hard lessons from poetry class: Speech is free unless it's critical
This asshole principal in New Mexico fired the teacher running a Poetry Slam team, censored a kid's work, and ordered her mother, who is also a teacher, to destroy the girl's work. THe principal and the "School Military Liaison" accused the girl of being "Un-American" because her poem was critical of the Bush administration.
Why don't the two of them get together with the guys who threatened the gallery owner's children and goose step their way to a country that wants their fascist bullshit? We don't need it in America. As a matter of fact, we dedicated a memorial this week to a group of young men who gave their lives fighting this kind of oppression when Hitler tried it. Why can't these flag-waving rednecks get that?!
Are Americans so poorly educated now that we don't understand our own rights? I'm truly frightened about this. I've been watching Washington Journal on C-Span lately, and I have to say that I am wholly unimpressed with the people who get on the air. I heard no less than 8 callers in a row the other day who couldn't distinguish between Iraq, Afghanistan and Al Queada, or between Saddam and Osama. Iraq didn't attack us, people! Even Bush and Cheney have admitted that there is no evidence linking Iraq to 9/11. There's more evidence that Bush was involved than there is Saddam.
And let me throw this out there - I'm damned proud of Al Gore. He was far and away the most qualified man ever to run for President, and I hate that he was cheated out of his term in office. He made an amazingly salient point about his being so concerned that we respect the rule of law that he allowed people to take control who have no respect for laws or rights.
We have to make sure that Bush loses this election, and we have to make sure he leaves office, but that's only the first step. We need some kind of movement or something to educate people about the principles on which this country was founded. The schools aren't doing it, and the Right Wing Ideologues that are taking over our public institutions are doing everything in their power to spread their neocon propaganda. Blogs are a great start, but we need to reach the people that don't spend time on the net. Any ideas? I'm listening.