Containing Multitudes Since 2004
This was my childhood. This was the atmosphere in which Swift Boat liar John O'Neill first began his decades-long vendetta against John Kerry, when "hardhat" became a pejorative term for the kind of white ethnic working-class types roused to hysteria by the right wing noise machine. Anyone with long hair was a faggot. Anyone who opposed the still-escalating war in Vietnam was a commie. Relatively liberal Democrats like my parents thought it best to keep their mouths shut and support the Nixon Administration for fear of ostracism or more dire repercussions.By the way, the "red mayor" that sign-holder wanted impeached was John V. Lindsay, a liberal Republican, a species now extinct.And what's happening here and now in the United States of America will make that time look like a Sunday school picnic.
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