Actually, when fascism comes to America, its adherents will announce the arrival with neither bogus public-interest studies nor mindless child-protection bromides. Rather, proponents will signal fascism’s advent by parading around in red armbands emblazoned with a large, yellow smiley face — the perfect symbol for today’s breed of food Nazis, teetotaling do-gooders, priggish moralists and all the rest.
Macomber’s Q&A with Harsanyi was one of the best pieces the AmSpec has run since…well, since 24 hours earlier. I genuinely appreciated this article. It gave voice to stuff I’ve been feeling for years about the professional busybodies among us.p>However, the ultimate irony remains that it is the Sixties countercultural revolutionaries who are most responsible for foisting upon us the nanny state. They promised radical new freedom and instead delivered a society far more uptight and hypocritical than that of the parents they so perversely reviled. br> — Rich Smith br> Yucca Valley, California /p>
Busy day. Two quick thoughts:
1. I wonder from whom the Nannyists bought their fervid belief in “the intense and nefarious power of marketing dollars.”