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Friday, March 12, 2004

Friday March 12, 2004

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:56 PM

Bush’s Stalinist Justice

From Ashcroft the Nihilist:

“… victims had no idea just how rigged the federal court system really has become until they actually were in the dock, protesting their innocence (which federal law also has deemed a crime – see the Martha Stewart case). They had no idea that federal prosecutors can legally suborn perjury (called “statements of interest”) and that judges are sickeningly pro-government to the point where they are simply another arm of the prosecution. And they had no idea that their trial would differ only in name but not in substance from the famed Stalinist show trials of the late 1930s.”

This note commemorates Communist author Howard Fast (Spartacus), who died one year ago today. 

“In the memoir Being Red, published in 1990, Fast wrote: ‘In the party I found ambition, narrowness and hatred; I also found love and dedication and high courage and integrity — and some of the noblest human beings I have ever known.’ “CBS News

“Fast wrote critically about Soviet leader Josef Stalin and left the party after the Soviet Union’s crushing of an uprising in Hungary.” — CBS News

Howard Fast was twice the man George W. Bush is, since Bush’s Stalinist justice department makes him, at best, half-Fast.

(See, too, yesterday’s entry A Half-Right Leader.)

1 Comment

  1. uuuuhhh… if I could not occasionally vent my disgust at Bush verbally, it would be much worse than it is.  However, I do wish some more effective response to him and his accomplices were feasible.

    Comment by SuSu — Friday, March 12, 2004 @ 3:54 PM

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