Great column, Mr. Farah ["Obama's 2nd-term war on domestic opposition"]. It's a dire warning of things to come if Obama grabs a second term.
What is the real mission of the Department of Homeland Security? As time passes, the true intent of the DHS manifests. It is a government instrument not used to defend against foreign terrorism but to monitor, inhibit, control and intimidate ordinary Americans. The spirit of healthy dissent, political and otherwise, withers in such an environment. Freedom dies; statists win.
Mao Zedong killed over 35 million of his countrymen during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. In large part, Mao's infamous Red Guard did the dirty work. These were millions of brainwashed young people recruited from the lower strata of society. The Red Guard were Mao's callous thugs allowed to kill and rob, with impunity, the educated classes and anyone with personal property. Is this ringing a bell by now for readers? It should.
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Mao is in the word Obama. Beware.