1) From the Daily Mail: White racist lawyer stabbed to death by a black racist convict.
2)From Pravda: Chomsky warns US on the verge of becoming a new WWII Germany.
It is worth noting that both stories are from the foreign press, especially given that their perspective seems to be a view askance toward the US as an unstable entity.
Item one has me head scratching in that there is a so much going on it is nearly overwhelming to try to determine who the greater villain is. One one hand you have a white skinflint lawyer who keeps to himself locally apparently taking advantage of his neighbor's convict status to get some work done really cheap, on the other you have a black tribally decorated violent criminal who committed the public service of lawyercide.
You see why this is a tough nut? I have ommited the term "racist" from the description of both parties as it is useful a descriptor of an individual human as "bipedal".
Item two contains the following:
It's very similar to Weimar Germany, the parallels are striking." Here, too, there is a tremendous disappointment with the parliamentary system, pointed Chomsky interviewing on Truthdig.
"The United States is very lucky that no honest and charismatic figure has appeared, and if this were to happen this country would be in real trouble for the frustration, disillusionment and the justified anger combined with the absence of a coherent response," he concludes.
In Germany, he recalls, an enemy was created to explain the crisis which was the Jew. "Here they are the illegal immigrants and blacks. We will say that white men are a persecuted minority. We will say that we must uphold and defend the honor of the nation. Military force will be exalted. There will be blows. This could be converted into an undeniable force. And if it takes place, it will be more dangerous than Nazi Germany. The United States is a world power ... I do not believe that this is far from happening," he says.
This is interesting in that folks watching the US from afar have a take on the country that is far different from those among us who self identify as the most wise, cosmopolitan, and politically savvy; i.e. the non-classical liberal or leftist. To ask a modern leftist to put the US on an historical timeline with both the beginning and an endpoint will illicit only rapid eyelid flutter. They are very hard to jolt out of a mindset that includes an eternal economic system and an eternal representative government, both of which are obvious absurdities, but speak to the traditional historical ignorance of the left.
The only comment I have regarding Chomsky's characterization of the racial component of unrest in the US is the fact that the only folks not over the black/white thing are black folk. Now, if folks ever start to realize their beef isn't with illegals, but rather those who wish to drive down their labor costs by increasing the available workforce through the attraction of illegal immigrants, coupled with the ongoing Depression, then we are looking at something a bit more akin to France circa 1788 han the Wiemar Republic circa 1932. Though it must be mentioned in support of Chomsky's analysis that the US has already implemented the Gleichschaltung.