I saw this coming months ago. Though many people disagree with my political statements AND cartoons, it doesn’t deter me from letting people come on my blog and voice their disatisfaction with me. I think it is healthy to let people criticize you, it makes you a better person. I think it is unfortunate that the most popular SD cartoonist (currently) isn’t willing to take criticism. The internet is the stomping ground for great political debate. Newspapers are slowly becoming a thing of the past.

I guess if it is too hot in the kitchen, you need to get out.


The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot

The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot is the most recent book released by author Naomi Wolf. Referenced in April of 2007 in her The Guardian article titled [Fascist America in Ten Steps], The End of America shows how events of the last six years parallel steps taken in the early years of the twentieth century’s worst dictatorships and urges Americans to take action to restore our Constitutional values before we suffer the same fate. The book illustrates ten common steps that can be witnessed in any collapse of a democratic state to one of totalitarian rule. The book will be published in September 2007 by Chelsea Green Publishing of White River Junction, Vermont.
The ten steps
Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy.

Create a gulag.

Develop a thug caste.

Set up an internal surveillance system.

Harass citizens’ groups.

Engage in arbitrary detention and release.

Target key individuals.

Control the press.

Declare all dissent to be treason.

Suspend the rule of law.