Wednesday, August 02, 2006

not dead yet

Well, Fidel Castro is sick—maybe really sick—and they are dancing in the streets of Miami. I’ll cut short my analysis of this ghoulish behavior, except to say that I am constantly amazed (yes, still) by the right’s (and I am making I think a viable assumption that most anti-Castro celebrants are these days on America’s political right) bloodlust. From “Kill ‘em all, let Allah sort ‘em out” to the calls for Bill Keller’s assassination to the vicious vitriol in the rightwing blogosphere, the right’s lingua franca is the language of violence and death. And yet, when I read "analysis" of political speak, it is usually the left that’s called hate-filled and nasty.

OK, now back to Cuba. . . .


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