But sometimes they are so boneheaded that they deserve mention.
See "Totalitarian Capitalism stages a show trial for teachers."
The first tip-off that the (anonymous) author isn't all that bright or well-educated (and probably not very old either) is this laughable line: "Welcome to the open air Gulag that is America today."
We live in a gulag.
I encourage everyone (including this knucklehead) to put on their reading list Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag Archipelago." The following appeared in the New York Review of Books when his epic tome on the subject of totalitarianism and its application in Soviet Russia was released back in 1974. It was written by an American scholar of wide renown, Stephen F. Cohen:
Most books about the experience of holocaust, especially those written by survivors, have two purposes. One is to chronicle the full horror of the holocaust, to sear it into the collective consciousness, so that it may never recur. The other is to explain the historical origins and causes of that experience."A journey into debasement and death, into grotesque torture, execution, rape, starvation, thirst, disease and more." The Daily Kos writer has the audacity - the ignorance? - to compare the USA today to that.
"The Gulag Archipelago" is a non-fictional account from and about the other great holocaust of our century--the imprisonment, brutalization and very often murder of tens of millions of innocent Soviet citizens by their own Government, mostly during Stalin's rule from 1929 to 1953.
This volume of "The Gulag Archipelago," containing only two of seven projected parts, is structure loosely as a journey to the "thousands of islands of the spellbound Archipelago." The reader follows scores of victims, their biographies effectively generalized, from arrest to first cell and "interrogation," then onward through transit prisons, across the vast country in overcrowded, pestilent trains, to the ports and ships of the Archipelago. It is a journey into debasement and death, into grotesque torture, execution, rape, starvation, thirst, disease and more. Reduced to "a caricature of humanity," millions somehow survived the journey, other millions did not.
And what of his (her?) contention that something called "capitalist totalitarianism" is taking over this country? Just look at the evidence cited and laugh. The "attack" on teachers, including, most notably, those in Wisconsin. Teachers who work for the state. An ever-expanding state. Not for corporate America. But, somehow, it's corporate America that's behind the effort to rein in out-of-balance teacher salaries. And grow the gulag.
Huh? Can he/she be serious?
On that reading list I encourage this twit to add another great work. This one on the subject of repression. "Darkness at Noon." Maybe if he/she is able to get through it and understand it, he/she won't write embarrassing nonsense about "capitalist totalitarianism" ever again.
Be ashamed, man. Your efforts debase the lives of all those millions of human beings who really suffered and died at the hands of an armed and dangerous political philosophy.