Attention Deficit Democracy

As long as enough people can be frightened, all people can be ruled

“As long as enough people can be frightened, all people can be ruled.” Thanks to The Lion’s Roar for making this meme with a quote from Attention Deficit Democracy, updating that line for the age of Covid. And thanks to my friend Philip J. Crincoli Sr. for alerting me this meme.
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The Best Speech I Never Gave

Libertarian Institute, October 4, 2021 The Best Speech I Never Gave by James Bovard Prices convey information, especially the price of zero. There is often more latent intelligence signaled by prices than by the claimed good intentions of political zealots—even those on the side of peace and liberty. On the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 […]
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9/11 and My Pariah Decade Counterpunch

Counterpunch, September 8, 2021 9/11 and My Pariah Decade by James Bovard Life in American changed 20 years ago after the 9/11 attacks.  Many Americans became enraged at anyone who did not swear allegiance to President George W. Bush’s anti-terrorism crusade. Anyone who denied “they hate us for our freedoms” automatically became an enemy of […]
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H.R. 1 and Herd Count Democracy

American Conservative, March 20, 2021 H.R. 1 and Herd Count Democracy Democrats’ attempt to canonize 2020 election procedures makes a mockery of democracy. by  James Bovard Is it a federal civil rights violation if citizens have to get off their butts in order to cast their votes? Democrats are pushing a national election “reform” bill […]
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