Authoritarian hegemony and the Vancouver hockey riot

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June 30, 2011
Porcupine Blog
by Larry Gambone  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"The immediate response of both the authorities and most of the public was to find a subject to blame for the riot and demand swift vengeance. The riot was the work of 'anarchists,' or 'thugs' and at the most analytical level, dragged out the old and dog-eared, 'society is too permissive' bromide. We expect the authorities -- a group forever mired in a LaBrea Tar Pit state of denial, to do this. But for all the ordinary people who engaged in this blame fest, it only goes to show the hegemony of authoritarian ideology." (06/29/11)

 

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