To use the already excessively and often misquoted phrase “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it” attributed to the philosopher, George Santayana, rolled into one eloquent eleven word phrase which, in its true form; “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” denotes a far more sinister and dangerous impact. A […]Read more "The Rise of the Fourth Reich"
I listened as they called my President a Muslim. I listened as they called him and his family a pack of monkeys. I listened as they said he wasn’t born here. I watched as they blocked every single path to progress that they could. I saw the pictures of him as Hitler. I watched them […]Read more "Hypocracy At Its Best"
Like everyone else, I watch in horror as our law enforcement agencies and officers become embroiled in the seemingly widespread and very divisive racial violence. As we watch, we must always keep in mind that not all law enforcement agencies behave in an unprofessional, community-crippling manner. However! I believe there is indeed an “undercurrent” within […]Read more "THE SOLDIER POLICE OFFICER"
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Six Americans Who Prove Bush and Cheney Didn’t Have to Do It By Rebecca Gordon TomDispatch.com February 10, 2015 Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. Why was it again that, as President Obama said, “we tortured some folks” after the 9/11 attacks? Oh, right, because we were terrified. Because everyone knows…
terrorism [ter-uh-riz-uh-m] noun “the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.” Terror and helplessness are the favored tools of evil. Together, they destroy any semblance of sanity you may think you have; they wreak havoc upon your ability to reason, while taking you to unimaginable realms of depression and […]Read more "Mohamedou Ould Slahi; Collateral Damage in The War on Morality in Government"