Radical Shriek

October 25, 2010 at 10:13 am (By Randy)

“I wonder if we’re likely to see a Timothy McVeigh situation,” says Nicholas Robert, an attendee originally from Australia, who basically wonders if any Tea Partiers can be arrested. “It seems to be that we’re being very polite. I wonder if there are any legal mechanisms—one that comes to mind are the provisions used to crush the Wobblies.”

He gets no sympathy from the academics. “I think that’s a dangerous road to go down,” says Berlet.

Abramowitz finds me and whispers into my ear. “In Berkeley,” he says, “you’re seeing the other side of polarization.”

(Dave Weigel at Slate)

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