George W. 2021. Meet George W of 2001

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      Snort McDork
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      You can draw a straight line from the “war on terror” to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, from the state of exception that gave us mass surveillance, indefinite detention, extraordinary rendition and “enhanced interrogation” to the insurrectionist conviction that the only way to save America is to subvert it.

      Or, as the journalist Spencer Ackerman writes in “Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump,” “A war that never defined its enemy became an opportunity for the so-called MAGA coalition of white Americans to merge their grievances in an atmosphere of righteous emergency.” That impulse, he continues, “unlocked a panoply of authoritarian possibilities that extended far beyond the War on Terror, from stealing children to inciting a violent mob that attempted to overturn a presidential election.”

      https://www.rsn.org/001/george-w-bush-2021-meet-george-w-bush-2001.html

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      gordyfl
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      I read the excerpt from the book at the sublink of the article. The book “Reign of Terror” seems like an interesting read.

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      3fingerbrown
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      Trump has absolutely nothing on this guy when it comes to destructive evil.

      All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

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      Snort McDork
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