"Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer"
(One People, One Nation, One Leader —the rallying cry of Nazism.)
"One City, One Government, One Voice"
(The District of Columbia's official website)
Friday, March 18, 2011
     Want to see something really scary?
     A few minutes ago, I was scanning for news about Libya, going through my regular circuit of late that comprises BBC, Al Jazeera, Washington Post, and New York Times. When I clicked my link to the Post, the website was down. Startled, I wanted to check that something very, very bad had not just happened in Washington, so I googled "washington dc" to see if other local sites were down. The first link I clicked was to the official website for the city, DC.GOV. The top of the website reads:
The District of Columbia
One City, One Government, One Voice
on the left, and on the right is the name and photo of the mayor.
Our Capital's Füehrer
     Below the header is featured a slideshow of eleven images. One of the images is a graphic reading "One City - Follow Us On Facebook." The other ten images are photos of the mayor along with his name, with the exception of one that is made up of a very florid and passing pretentious script reading, "Mayor Vincent C. Gray Presents 2011 State of the District Address."