Over and over again as a child, I can remember having been impressed upon me—what I now know to be quite delusional at worst and well intentioned at best—that we were founded as and continued to be a representative democracy.
Another year slips away…they’re not really anything after a while, you know. Nothing more than a notch on […]
This is from a book that I had started reading and sort of set aside or misplaced; happens […]
Originally posted on Seth Adam Smith:
Kim and I Having been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to…
There is still a Republican organization, but it long ago abandoned any pretense of being a normal parliamentary […]
Chris Hedges explains why we need whistle-blowers and what will happen without them.
As childhood perishes Smoke covers the screams Hearing but not seeing The cost of a dream Step back […]
This song is very cathartic for me, hopefully it can provide a bit of a respite for you as […]
Many look at the advent of unmanned drones, particularly in combat situations that in that past would have called for a human element, as progress, as a success. To quote Patton, “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his,” and the use of remotely operated drones achieves this in ways Patton could have only fantasized about.
We destroy what we cannot possess then mourn the loss. People die for just being Ambitions burn the […]
The illusion of righteousness is the shield and sword of all accidental tyrants. And civilization, well, it’s the accidental tyrant that causes the rest to cower. As we look back into our history, the apex of all human achievements at communal progress, we call civilization, the taming of our most primal aspects, the flattening out of all the topographical descriptions of individuality.
Forget the chains that bound us, the high’s become normal. And as we itch for that old feeling […]
D.G. Hart hits it spot on regarding the relative confusion and pathos that is the presence of the evangelicalism on the right and especially in the Republican party. Theocratic tendencies will always attempt to assert themselves in a vacuum of political sensibility and absence of a true, formal and active distinction between that which is Sacred and that which is Secular.
The bread which you withhold belongs to the hungry; the clothing you shut away, to the naked: and […]