Friday, March 4, 2011

This is What a Tyranny Looks Like

Raw Video: 12 News Camera Captures Lawmaker Being Tackled By Police - Video - WISN Milwaukee

We've all been through so much over the last decade and more. During that time, our dignity -- along with much else -- has been stripped from us piece by piece, layer by layer, until we are left bereft of any shred of what we once considered our right and our privilege as citizens and as Americans.

We have largely accepted this condition as the New Normal, for fear on the one hand that if we don't, our situation will get worse, and on the other hand so many Americans have lost the imaginative power to invoke alternatives.

We submit. We justify. We rationalize. We avoid. We ignore.

This is what a tyranny looks like.

Ain't pretty, is it?


  1. I thought Gov. Wanker looked familiar. Wow. I modified your pic a bit:

  2. Heh. That's what I wanted to do with it, but didn't have time! Good job!


    Scott Walker, Alfred E. Newman's Evil Twin.


    Even tho I get all doomy and antsy about what's going on sometimes, there are signs it's not as bad as I think, and that the folks in Wisconsin are going to do what they have to do. These people are ice-fishers after all. You don't mess with them.