I have read a number of columns recently that make essentially the same points that Kim does. However, one passage in his comment was particularly striking: "What holds this beast together is not the fear and loathing of any particular despised identity so much as the idea that America is under siege, disordered, on the cusp of imminent and total collapse, threatened by terrorists abroad and undermined by enemies at home. "
If you substitute "Germany" for "America" and imagine that it is 1933, the same question that occurred to me will begin haunting you. The McCain campaign has recruited, and lost control of, the brown shirts. But from where will the black shirts come and who will be leading them?
Walter F. Baber
San Diego, CA
Oct 20 2008 - 10:45am