Actor Nobody's Heard of Gets On the Civility Bandwagon
In his slobbering praise of the Obama White House, actor Steven Weber calls for a Nuremberg Tribunal to try the right (h/t Newsbusters).
The scale of Right Wing sociopolitical sabotage necessitates a Nuremberg-scale trial for all the corporate agents and treasonous capitalisto-fascist architects of our democracy's current and most pressing misery.
This is apparently what passes for hard-hitting commentary over at Huffpo. The sad part is, I'm not entirely convinced this is completely out of character with where the left is right now. My late grandfather used to say that some of the most illiberal people in the world are liberals. This appears to be true; I haven't heard anybody on the right call for a mass trial of all of the Constitution's offenders on the left. It is scary to think that I can imagine some fairly reasonable people on the left arguing for public action against their political opponents justified under some notion of public interest. I'm not holding my breath for the Nuremberg-style trials for the damage caused by some of the Great Society programs either.