Proto Brownshirts

T Rex works the David Neiwert beat, writing about Chad Castagana, the imbecile who sent faux anthrax to several public figures:

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This is a portait of the ideal Malkin reader, furiously angry, pathetically eager to carry out whatever he perceives as his masters' bidding, and a deeply uncritical thinker, an unquestioning foot-soldier to the Reich Wing's brand of dangerous ideological extremism.  The Malkins of the world have provided a valve for the worst elements of American society; a bung-hole for all the hate, cowardice, xenophobia, and violence that simmer under the surface of our culture.  They play upon people's fears and launch their very own little home-grown fatwas against people like the Dixie Chicks, the entire nation of Germany, and even the entire staff of photographers at the New York Times, going so far as to publish their ideological opponents' personal contact information on line, which, when your fans are people like Chad Castagana, inevitably results in death threats and terroristic acts.  One woman was hounded to the point that it may well have contributed to her suicide, which took place two months after Malkin published her contact information and sent her readers in for the kill.

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