They Start With “Eco-terrorists,” then There’s a “Blurring of the Lines”

by Will Potter on March 9, 2009

in Government Priorities

This is a great video by Naomi Wolf that pulls together many of the issues discussed at GreenIsTheNewRed, in a much broader context (and it’s a great follow-up to last week’s post “5 Reasons Why Republicans Should Care About the Government Labeling Activists “Terrorists”).

Wolf is the author of “The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot.” A particularly relevant quote:

“What always happens in a fascist shift is that the state will start by abusing people that no one in the mainstream really identifies with much. In Germany it was anarchists, communists, homosexuals…then what always happens is that there’s a blurring of the lines, and the noose starts to catch up more and more members of mainstream society, and it’s always the same cast of characters: us.”

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