8 September 2007

The Match! Summer, 2007

One of my favourite days of the year happened yesterday. A favourite day that does not happen the same day every year like Anne Murray's birthday (June 20). The Match! was left in my mailbox.

I have been reading The Match! for over twenty years and subscribing just about as long. The Match! is America's oldest Anarchist journal. Editor Fred Woodworth has been producing it since 1969. It is a good fucking read and a pleasure to look at each and every issue.

My favourite part of his latest issue is about the similarities between the Fascist America of today and Fascist Germany of yesterday. As Hermann Goering said in Nuremburg, "Of course the people do not want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to a greater danger."
Canada, too, is doing its best to earn a seat at a future war crimes trial. I think the Canadian people may be sheltering its leaders from charges by installing minority Parliaments. Just the same, do not be surprised if Bobby Clark is named Minister of Defence after the next election.

The Match!
P.O. Box 3012
Tucson, Arizona

Send Fred a little cash or some stamps (no cheques!) and he will send you an issue or two. I hear his health is fucking with his Anarchist spirit so get at it and to it - subscribe to a paper that is not a waste of trees.

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