All over the country, we see monuments to those who, under any other conceivable context would be defined as traitors, criminals or, in our modern parlance, terrorists.Read More What Was the Deadliest Terrorist Group the U.S. Ever Faced?
THE REAL REASON WHY AMERICANS CANNOT GET JUSTICE FROM STATE SPONSORS OF TERRORISM The Young Turks speak on this shockingly candid, though scripted, response by President Obama on why he does not support the right of American victims of terrorism to sue the state sponsors of terrorism connected to their victimization. His response was no […]Read More The Young Turks: Hegemony and Global Due Process
JUSTICE HOLMES’ BIG LIE! During World War I, Charles Schenck, a socialist, was arrested for distributing anti-war pamphlets in front of an Army recruitment station. His case went all the way to the Supreme Court in the famous/infamous Schenck v. United States. Writing for the majority, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes declared Constitutional protections of free speech […]Read More The First Amendment vs. Clear and Present Dangers
NO DIFFERENT FROM SUICIDE BOMBINGS AND OTHER ATTACKS ON CIVILIANS What is it that puts the “terror” in terrorism? One might argue that the true terror is never really knowing where the terrorists are going to strike. This creates a paranoic mentality in which each step of everyday life must be measured against its potential of […]Read More Using Flying Killer Robots is Terrorism
ON THE PARIS ATTACKS AND THE BIGOT RESPONSE I must admit that my first thought upon hearing news of the atrocities committed in Paris, after, of course my sorrow over any loss of life, was, ‘my God, the bigots have more ammunition.’ Of course, that’s the point. ISIS kills a bunch of people, the bigots […]Read More Hate Begets Hate:
IT WAS A MISTAKE IN FORESIGHT I don’t like to post on arguments that are already well made by others, in this case, Greg Sargent, John Marshall, Paul Krugman, and David Corn, among others. When it comes to attempts by the political elite, in league with their media lap dogs, to whitewash the lead-up to the […]Read More The Iraq War was not a Mistake in Hindsight
WE CANNOT USE TERROR TO FIGHT TERROR Imagine, if you will, living with the certainty that that at any given time a cold, electronic eye might be focused on you from miles away. You cannot see it, you cannot hear the whirring it makes as it positions its acutely sensitive lens on you. Through this […]Read More Lessons Not Learned on Flying Killer Robots
STATE VS. NON-STATE SYSTEMATIC VIOLENCE Appalling! Barbaric! Crimes against humanity! These are just some of the terms that we use to describe the sick bloodletting committed by the terrorist group, ISIS. And, really, there can be no argument. The actions of ISIS in the Middle East is nothing short of sickening. As a small, formerly obscure group, […]Read More A Contest of Madness