I am not making this up.
"Venezuela asks Interpol to arrest openly critical TV station's owner"I remember the 'good old days,' when red-white-and-blue-blooded Americans expressed the wish that people who criticized the country either be jailed or 'go back where they came from.'
CNN (June 18, 2010)
"Venezuela has asked Interpol to arrest the owner of the only TV station still openly critical of leftist President Hugo Chavez, the government announced Friday.
"Guillermo Zuloaga, president of Globovision, is accused of illegally storing vehicles with the intent to sell them for a profit, the Venezuelan government said when it issued an arrest warrant last week. His son, also named Guillermo, also is wanted.
"Zuloaga and his son have said that he is being persecuted for political purposes and that the charges are trumped up...."
Today, another demographic has expressed similar desires. The cherished assumptions are different, the slogans aren't quite the same: but the old 'anybody who doesn't agree with me should be silenced' is still there.
Like the old saying goes, "be careful what you wish for."
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A tip of the hat to CNN_Networks, on Twitter, for the heads-up on their article.