Tim Robbins Predicts the Future
From April 2003:
A chill wind is blowing in this nation. A message is being sent through the White House and its allies in talk radio and Clear Channel and Cooperstown. If you oppose this administration, there can and will be ramifications.
Every day, the air waves are filled with warnings, veiled and unveiled threats, spewed invective and hatred directed at any voice of dissent.
Our ability to disagree, and our inherent right to question our leaders and criticize their actions define who we are. To allow those rights to be taken away out of fear, to punish people for their beliefs, to limit access in the news media to differing opinions is to acknowledge our democracy's defeat.
I'd be hard pressed to say it better myself.
Though, I suspect Mr. Robbins and his liberal, celebrity friends would be more inclined to describe the recent thuggish behavior of the Obama campaign and its surrogates in the mainstream media as a "refreshing tropical breeze" blowing HopenchangeTM across the land.