Keith Olbermann, who some of you will remember from “Countdown” on MSNBC, and now on Current TV, is on a roll here on the topic of police violence toward OWS. (Thanks to KevinNevada for the link).
There’s some historical context in this rant by Olbermann that is so far being largely ignored by the MSM (so what else is new in the United States of Amnesia?) and that is this; whenever the country lurches too far to the right we get this kind of thing happening, this is nothing new, and the conservatives leading the charge toward deregulation and slashing taxes on the wealthy (and even, in the case of both Pauls and now Gingrich floating the idea that Child Labor Laws and so on are “stupid”), along with a full court press to roll back social programs that are overwhelmingly popular are once again overreaching. They always do.
The tragedy is that sooner or later someone will get killed, they always do, on the way to them realizing that the US is not a far-right Nation, it is indeed a Centrist Nation, and the zealots on the far right, having dragged the political center all the way over to their side of the court, have deluded themselves as to where the center really is.
They always do.