by Richmond Lilly Burdon for CPW News Service
|Barbed wire and the loss of American freedom (click photo)|
Of course, Baker noted, the corruption of labor unions by extortionists willing to infiltrate them for a price is as notorious as the present order's methods of staying in power. How would we know, for example, if Mr. McGovern who stands alone in front of Hillary Clinton's podium only to be dragged away wouldn't collect the names of his admirers for the sake of the system he claims to abhor, but who may in fact, be passing on the names of the opposition for special treatment? "You don't!" said Baker.
"Finally," asked Mr. Baker... "Would you good gentlemen comment on the words of Hunter S. Thompson who echoes Mr. Hedges' sentiments with a grittier description of the same assessment. Have we, Mr. Goodman and McGovern, become a bunch of fascists?"
Baker lifted a four by five foot sign of Thompson's words while saying.... "Noam Chomsky is right. I mean left....but correct. He said that GHWB and Reagan would torture people in secret prisons. Today, with drones, our first black president will kill you from the air. Chomsky forgot, of course, about Iran-Contra and apparently so, too, did Goodman and McGovern while it was convenient to do so."
If Baker is right Mr. Goodman? Mr. McGovern? Next time carry to Hillary's speech a big sign like Mr. Baker's of Hunter S. Thompson's words! Scratch out Bush's name and write in "Obama".