Guantanamo was one of the biggies of the first term, but the right wing fought it at every step. Let’s hope this gets done.
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Propaganda that was supposed to target foreigners could now be aimed at Americans, reversing a longstanding policy. “Disconcerting and dangerous,” says Shank.
When your stance appears to be “beat more women”, you can’t turn around and get into a red in the face, slamming the podium rage about how the war on women is imaginary. Also, being endorsed by the MRA douchebags? Yeah, that’s also not going to help you.
The security and surveillance state does not deal in nuance or ambiguity. Its millions of agents, intelligence gatherers, spies, clandestine operatives, analysts and armed paramilitary units live in a binary world of opposites, of good and evil, black and white, opponent and ally. There is nothing between. You are for us or against us.
Americans seem confident in the mythical notion that the United States is a free nation dedicated to reproducing the principles of equality, justice and democracy.