Michael Thurston: Sovietization column made this reader laugh

Published: 9/8/2019 4:15:07 PM

I applaud the brilliant parody published on Friday, Aug. 30 (“The sovietization of America”).

In the context of Koch-fueled propaganda machinery and a right-wing “news” network that has succeeded in frightening the safest people in the history of the world so badly that they flock to an authoritarian would-be strongman, guest columnist David Zimicki hilariously linked the considerate and courteous attention to language dismissed as “political correctness” to “sovietization,” citizens concerned enough about their fellows to be polite to Stalin’s “useful idiots.”

It was worthy of the “Colbert Report.” Thank you! I needed that laugh.

Michael Thurston


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