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Friday, September 10, 2004

Carnival meets Kafka: arbitrary repression at the RNC

The Republican National Convention is a carefully stage-managed cheerleading session for the ruling class of the United States. Designed as a unidirectional monologue and intended to strike fear in the hearts of its spectators, it is meant to be consumed by the unwary (between commercial breaks) on Fox News and the like. The discourse warns people to support Bush and his never-ending war - or face extreme danger from "terror". It spreads like a virus through corporate media outlets, manifesting in a sustained state of fear and anxiety among the general public. Protesters, if mentioned at all by the corporate media that puts out this message, are usually labeled as dangerous undesirables and "anarchists."