Perhaps he was scared |

Perhaps he was scared

Robert Cooper’s Dec. 21 letter slamming Steffen Demeter is far more the rant than what Demeter had to say in his letter of the previous day. Cooper’s condescending attitude and total lack of persuasive argument represents the worst of today’s politics. Personal insults and broad generalizations have no value in rational discourse – whether from liberal or conservative, libertarian, neocon or green.Cooper obviously either didn’t understand what Demeter was saying, or chose to ignore it. While the implication of the description of the characteristics of fascism and the suggested comparison to today’s government was certainly provocative, nowhere did I see him assert that a conspiracy existed or that Bush & Co. were, in fact, fascists.He left it to us to draw our own conclusions. Perhaps the the fact that so many similarities are apparent has scared Cooper into a reactionary frenzy. Come to think of it, isn’t a prevalence of this sort of attitude one of the factors that allows real fascism to grow out of democratic politics?

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