Thursday, January 27, 2005

Chilling words

From Seymour Hersh's interview with Democracy Now!:

"[T]he amazing thing is we are been taken over basically by a cult, eight or nine neo-conservatives have somehow grabbed the government. Just how and why and how they did it so efficiently, will have to wait for much later historians and better documentation than we have now, but they managed to overcome the bureaucracy and the Congress, and the press, with the greatest of ease. It does say something about how fragile our Democracy is. You do have to wonder what a Democracy is when it comes down to a few men in the Pentagon and a few men in the White House having their way."

I got a chance to see Seymour Hersh on a repeat of Jon Stewart last night. He has a great public presence, a very avuncular and conversational air about him, so that when you listen to him say of all these things that you dare not say in public yourself because you frankly doubt your own objectivity and your very sanity after living for the past three years in Bizarro World, you realize that you're not biased and that you're not insane. The people in charge of our country right now are out of their fucking minds, and thank God there are some people left in our media who aren't afraid to say exactly that and not to tapdance around the truth.

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