I just received an email from a fellow activist to be forward on to those that care about this issues and so I decided to make it my post for today. Below you will find an interesting video of a talk given by historian Mike Davis last week on the San Diego Fires.
Watch Mike Davis speak on how the right is spinning the tragedy as a triumph of Republican values. You can view the talk here.
Celebrated historian Mike Davis is the author of In Praise of Barbarians, Planet of Slums, Ecology of Fear, and many other influential books. In this provocative talk, he shows that as soon as the San Diego fires started, right-wing politicians began to apply spin.
The real tragedy of the fires occurred on Otay Mountain, east of San Diego where six immigrants were found dead and eleven more were horribly burned. When San Diego's mainstream media finally got to this story, they argued that it shows how American taxpayers are being forced to provide free health care to "illegal aliens."