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Friday, July 08, 2005

Sadism: The New Patriotism

Rural chicken-hawks use a local Independence Day parade as an opportunity to promote hate and fear:
The float, which won the prize for most patriotic unit in the northwestern Indiana town's parade, featured a man dressed as Uncle Sam holding a leash that bound the hands of a bearded man in a robe and turban. The robe was splattered with fake blood because it was a leftover Halloween costume, said Penny Kozinski of Supporters of the Military, which sponsored the display.
First place for patriotism... speaks volumes doesn't it?

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