Go read Naomi Wolf’s post

Won’t Back Down, at Firedoglake.  Just go.  Now, please.

It is clear from this inundation of personal stories of abuse and retribution against ordinary Americans that a network of criminal behavior and intention is catching up more and more mainstream citizens in its grasp. It is clear that this is not democracy as usual — or even the corruption of democracy as usual. It is clear that we will need more drastic action than emails to Congress.

The people I am hearing from are conservatives and independents as well as progressives. The cardinal rule of a closing or closed society is that your alignment with the regime offers no protection; in a true police state no one is safe.

“They sooooo need some censorship!”

The above just overheard here at the new little coffeeshop (Kipp’s Coffee) in town. The three 20-whatsits, a male and two females, next to me are enthusing about The Office. Of course, they mean the American one, I immediately get that. Then one of them brings up the original version and all three groan and giggle, and one of them actually says the above. “They sooo need some censorship!” They continue: The language, the humor. “It’s so mean!” “I can’t believe what they get away with over there, it’s just ….. TMI!”

In short, icky foul language and complicated stuff. Please don’t make us have to think while we laugh.

It gets better. Turns out the one who is begging for censorship of her media is a teacher.

Three young and obviously well-educated (at least in the most-common-denominator sense of the word) American citizens seriously, without irony, wishing for censorship. “Please Jesus, send us down some repression. Our freedoms are so hard for our minds to bear.”

Boggles the mind. What pretty little idiots they are, too.