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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Is it Fascism Yet?

In a parking lot in suburban Philadelphia, a mother buckles her child into the car seat. She puts the groceries in the back of the station wagon, and as she pulls the door down I see, on a piece of paper taped on the window the question β€œIs it fascism yet?” My brother calls and in the middle of the phone conversation says into the silence β€œI know how people felt in Germany in the 1930s.” It is not fascism yet. We are waiting, as winter comes, to see if the shadows lengthen and the light fails.


At 8:40 PM, Blogger Carol Novack said...

Kari -- There is not a moment when "it" is suddenly fascism. Add up the moments and we're in the mud puddle almost up to our mouths. It is already winter; count the shadows, smell the stench. Soon, we will not be able to speak without being swallowed by shadows.

I recommend adding yourself to the mailing list of the brilliant Mark Crispin Miller, author of "Fooled Again."

Pax nobiscum,

Carol Novack


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