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Posts from ‘May, 2011’

Memorial Day 2011

John Cole draws editorial cartoons for The Scranton Times Tribune in Scranton, PA. This one appeared today, May 30, 2011.

What Has Changed?

On April 4, 1967, one year before he was murdered, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech entitled Beyond Vietnam – A Time to Break Silence before the members of the congregation of Riverside Church in New York City. In it, he delivered a powerful rebuke to the leadership of the nation, a leadership […]

Blood Lust

I have one final question about the demise of Osama bin Laden: what will change with his death? David Swanson, in a piece published on CounterPunch on May 2, answers that question for me. Piles and Piles of Corpses Killing Osama, Resolving Nothing By DAVID SWANSON The plane I was on landed in Washington, D.C., […]

The Psychology of Revenge

Thoughtful analysis is always the victim of the blood lust and celebration that sweeps nation states after the death of publicly declared enemies. That was proven, once again, by the spectacle observed across this country after the death of Osama bin Laden. Perhaps in the weeks to come, after the emotional response dies down, the […]

The Smell of Deceit

If you rely exclusively on the Corporate media here in the United States for your information, you’d think that killing bin Laden was an Excellent Thing. Certainly, 86% of Americans think so. Count me out of that category, though. Fortunately, we still have the Internet, which provides the other side of the story. Obama couldn’t […]

On Bin Laden

Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice, or the LORD will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from them. Proverbs 24:17-18 “We can no longer afford to worship the god of hate or bow before the altar of retaliation. The oceans of history are […]