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Thursday, September 24, 2009


Roger Kimball explains why the attempt to enlist National Endowment for the Arts members into the Obama movement is a really creepy and sinister thing:
There is a German word for what we are witnessing at the NEA and elsewhere in the Obama administration’s effort to push its agenda. It is Gleichschaltung. It means two things: first, bringing all aspects of life into conformity with a given political line. And second, as a prerequisite for realizing that goal, the obliteration or at least marginalization of all opposition.
Read the whole thing here.

This sort of thing is disturbing because it reveals, not just hardball politics, but a twisted totalitarian sensibility among Obama's supporters. These young zealots are really scary people.