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    Vyan

    These wingnuts are often called the American Taliban, a kind of hardline wacko fringe that wants to intimidate and control everyone else. In that sense, Beck's many calls to violence against those who disagree with him are a variety of American fatwa, edicts issued to their followers to harm the opposition.

    Even when people aren't hurt, as Gabrielle Giffords was, they are intimidated plenty. No doubt this behavior has a "chilling" effect upon our participatory democracy, making it much more difficult for the rest of us to do our parts as American citizens for fear of being harassed, harmed or worse.

    Greenspan admits his free market faith was "a mistake" - Reliance on self interest creates a flaw "in how the world works."

    by Otherday on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 03:53:39 PM PST

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