His opinion is that the organized pro-reform progressive community were all reasonable, good and decent people (which included “members of the Burbank Democratic Club”). On the other side, there were “these empty vessels of despair,” “nuts,” “these disrupters, socially marginalized and economically desperate and wholly underinformed things” with “brownshirts state of mind” — to quote a few of the invectives piled up against the people who dared to speak up against the party line.
Because the author talks about Germany, here is a refresher: Hitler’s “brown shirts,” similar to Mussolini’s “black shirts,” were political groups organized in communities by the political party in power and were fully supported and financed by the state.
Thank God that last time I checked the 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was still in the books.
Trzeciak should win the contest of the most unfair community commentary.
Where’s the broadcast coverage?
I tried to find some TV coverage this weekend of the fire above my house in La Crescenta (“Blaze is 22% contained,” Sept. 2).
Flames are shooting up 50 feet in the air, it’s visible all over Los Angeles, but I couldn’t find any local TV broadcast. I found a rained-out Little League Game, infomercials, etc.
We have major disaster and little information from our local channels. And news directors can’t figure out why the ratings for their newscasts keep going down.
I bet we will have 100% coverage of Michael Jackson’s burial today. By the way, not a peep from President Obama about this major disaster.