Archive for October, 2008

The Election, Rural Folk and Fascism: A Reply to Shannon Prince

Being criticized for the things you say, when you’re a writer, is to be expected. It’s part of the gig, so to speak, and so most of the time, when such critiques are offered, I let them pass without much comment. But sometimes, criticisms can be so off base as to require a somewhat harsher [...]

This is How Fascism Comes: Reflections on the Cost of Silence

For those who have seen the ugliness and heard the vitriol emanating from the mouths of persons attending McCain/Palin rallies this past week — what with their demands to kill Barack Obama, slurs that he is a terrorist and a traitor, and paranoid delusions about his crypto-Muslim designs on America — please know this: This [...]

Small Town Folk: Clarifying My Views–A Reply to Adam Mansbach

Thanks to everyone who has responded to my latest piece, “This is how fascism comes,” and for the thought-provoking feedback, especially begun by Adam Mansbach, who I consider to be a wonderful writer and strong antiracist ally. (if you haven’t seen the conversation, check out the thread below the essay on my facebook homepage). Given [...]