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Anti-California: Report from our First Parafascist State
Anti-California Report from our First Parafascist State Author:Kenneth Lamott Something is happening to America's Golden State. — In La Jolla, San Diego and Golden Gate Park, in Marin County and in Watts, In Palo Alto and Oakland, the symptomhave become ugly and obvious - — State leaders make a mockery of the democratic process. Open warfare is waged against the dissident youth of the state. One-third of the population earn... more »s a living manufacturing bombs, misiles, napalm and rockets. The educational system is rent by political pressure and internal dissension. Blatant racism continues in a pattern which is centuries old. Acute alcoholism, drug adiction, mental illness, divorce nad suicide scar private lives at a frequency which is sometimes twice the national average.
Is fascism a serious possibility? According to Kenneth Lamont, it is not only possible - it is here. What is worse, its presence in California - for years a reliable barometer of America's political and social temperment - clearly and undeniably predicts the future of every state in the union.
Anti-Californa is a lucid and eloquent analysis of conditions in this glorified and misunderstood state, a frightening report on its public corruption and private sickness. In it the voices of Ronald Reagan and Bobby Seale, S.I. Hayakawa and Mario Savio, Max Rafferty and Dr. William McGill mingle with those of the forgotten - the street people, San Quentin inmates, residents of San Francisco's Tenderloin, rebel priests and the quietly troubled who seek out every kind of therapy imaginable. Political and apathetic, violent and despairing, bitter and confused, they demand attention.