To the Editor:

At McGill in the late 1970s, a small, loud, pimply bunch would put on performance art on the green, waving hammer and sickle flags, screeching about fascist governments, fascist corporations and make the rich pay.

They were a part of the campus scenery, like trees, squirrels, garbage cans and melting piles of snow in April. They would intermittently appear at campus conferences, assaulting participants with their chants and body odor.

From time to time, they would celebrate a letter in the student paper as a stepping stone to the future: “Today the Tribune, tomorrow the world!”

Parody fodder for the Onion, Babylon Bee and now the Stowe Reporter. (“America moves on path to normalize fascism,” Jan. 6, 2022)

Not original, yet always amusing.

Mark Lazarovich


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