Saturday, September 29, 2007

Glenn Greenwald Speaks Some Truth

At the end of what is for Glenn a rather short posting about yet another example of IOKIYAR at Fox News there is this note that I thought was very important to take note of
UPDATE: In Comments, several people express the unquestionably valid concern that it is inappropriate, even McCarthy-ite and dangerous, for Congress to start formally condemning private political speech. That is true, and if we had a healthy political system, that would not happen.

But, as the MoveOn vote demonstrated, we have the opposite of a healthy political system, and it is thus far preferable -- for reasons I set forth here -- to ensure that a corrupt standard is applied equally rather than allow it to be applied by one political faction against another. Taking the corrupt political tactics wielded by the war-hungry Right and applying those same tactics to them (rather than ineffectively protesting the unfairness of the tactics) is the only way to ensure they cease.

I too am sick to death of the wingers beating us to death with faux outrage and other assorted bullshit tactics. It is time to stop playing nice with these assholes. As Sean Connery's character in The Untouchables said
"You wanna get Capone? Here's how you get him--he pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue--THAT'S THE CHICAGO WAY, and that's how you get Capone."
And yes I am well aware that his character got machine gunned to death. But if we do not fight back against these tactics with something other than "tsk tsk" then these people are going to have a chance to win.

This election is not going to be pretty and we have to get ready to play to win because if we don't there is more to be lost than just an election this time. I really believe that this one could be for keeps.

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