A Laudable Hiatus

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 05 Oct 2007 10:34:40 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Fred on Everything - "FOE Goes, If Not Tits-Up, Then At Least Tits-Sideways." Fred Reed is taking a month off from writing Fred on Everything columns. At the end of that month, he may start writing them again, or maybe not. It gets tiring writing about the death throes of a dinosaur, especially when the tyrants are no longer ashamed of their tyranny, so your writing does no good. [gyhd]

A train wreck once started goes to completion.

And the policeman cometh. He cannot, I think, be stopped. The abolitions of the Bill of Rights, the ever increasing surveillance, the diminished recourse of citizens against the government--these are not business as usual. They have happened before, in bits and pieces, but now they become respectable. The CIA has always tortured people and the FBI has always engaged in illegal phone-tapping and political persecution. Yet in the past they didn't want to be caught because consequences might follow. These are now federal policy, openly admitted. The government keeps records of the books you read in the airport. This is something different.

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