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Tuesday, September 2 

What Totalitarianism Really Looks Like

Many on the left are fond of claiming that we have a fascist president, or that Bush has so eroded our civil liberties as to leave us living in a "police state".

This is what a police state looks like. Criticize the government, get arrested, be found a few hours later with a gunshot wound to the temple.
Magomed Yevloyev, owner of the www.Ingushetiya.ru Web site, was arrested at Nazran airport in southern Russia after disembarking a flight, according to a statement by media watchdog Reporters Without Borders. Yevloyev was later found dumped on the side of the road, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head, the news site's deputy editor, Ruslan Khautiyev, told the Associated Press. Yevloyev later died at a hospital, Khautiyev said.
If things were really as bad here in the good ol' U. S. of A., I know of quite a few liberal bloggers who would have been found lying in ditches a long time ago. But oddly enough, they are allowed to continue blogging, and no one has kicked in their doors or hauled them off to the concentration camps.

Meanwhile, people in real danger, in countries like Russia, are genuinely putting their lives on the line to speak the truth about what is going on in their countries.

What do you think the chances are that anyone on a nightly newscast would mention that a Russian dissident was arrested and subsequently murdered by the police? I'm thinking slim to none, as this doesn't meet their "communists as good guys" narrative.

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