Gonzales Did His Job: Defending Against the Death of the American Dream

August 30, 2007


While most of the country -red and blue state, conservative and liberal/progressive- celebrates the “victory” of his resignation, Alberto Gonzales and the elite interests behind him, are holding their own celebrations of his singular accomplishment: laying the legal foundation for unprecedented control of the populace. Scandalized, tongue-lashed and publicly shamed, the migrant’s kid from Humble, Texas may yet have the last laugh as we eventually wake up and realize the depth of the political nightmares this smiley brown embodiment of the American Dream has unleashed. This story I wrote for New America Media tries to interpret the dream/nightmare scenario hidden behind his tragicomic story and Cheshire Cat smile. A case study in how the “civilizing” effect of the American Dream hides some hideous stuff.

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