As America prepare for Iraq the sequel.. er Syria. We the people have to sit back look at this travesty and watch history coming dangerously close to repeating itself. Once again ten years after the initial disaster , a decade yet apparently we as a Nation do not learn our lesson. Going into Syria is a tragic mistake, the bottom line is that nothing productive will come from involving our Nation in another war for a variety of reasons. Yes the first and most important reason is that war in itself is an aberration of human nature and does no good to any of the parties involved. Ideologically driven Pacifism aside there are a host of other reasons why America must stay out of Syria.
This is a Civil War- Yes as sad, tragic, destructive, etc as the conflict may be it is a Civil War that has been going on for years now. The dispute is between different parties with a competing vision of governance for their own country. America cannot get involved in an internal dispute. Not only is it not prudent due to a lack of understanding of the culture and internal politics of the Syrian Nation, but also because as an outsider looking in, an outside Country should not ever dictate policy and governance to any Nation,
An attack will only Kill more Innocents- Whether we want to acknowledge it or not missiles are destructive weapons. When these weapons are fired down from the Continue reading →
Globalization has destroyed the American worker. The opening of global markets has created a monster that may be too difficult to stop even if attempted. By opening the global labor market to American Corporations these monoliths have discovered the art of the low wage, non-unionized, sweatshop worker. Labor abuses have flourished and thrived in different parts of the world creating a potential model for the future 21st Century American worker. How did it comes to this? How have these Corporations made it so that the American worker has undervalued itself to the point of accepting, sub standard wages? This is a sordid tale that begins with a Crisis.
The Recession (or Great Depression 2). The American economy which was severely weakened due to Wall St. created a sense of panic in America. Individuals who for many years were used to the wild idea of job stability, suddenly find themselves Continue reading →
Today we have come to the realization that we must be living in some sort of alternate reality. In a Fringe like episode, the World we live in is an alternate version of what should be. Today a young man is granted political asylum, by a Nation which was formerly regarded as an “Evil Empire”. A Nation that is headed by a man who was a member of the KGB. This young man is a Native born American, A Nation that since its inception has fancied itself as a “Beacon of Democracy”, a Nation where others have sought and received political asylum when prosecuted by an overzealous tyrannical government. The tables have now turned America has become that overzealous tyrant, searching desperately for its blood sacrifice. The young man’s crime? Continue reading →
Morality, Fort some reason seems to play a role in the political and social world. The very definition of morality is often mercurial and subjective depending on the eye of the observer. Globally morality for some reason always creeps is way into governing. It is something that takes on different roles and meaning, and has different interpretations. Once again with the return of Anthony Weiner to politics so comes the question of morality and leadership? Once again new scandals and allegations arose about Weiner continuing his “immoral ways” even after the Twitter scandal. Morality also crept its way into the politics across the pond as David Cameron in an outburst of righteous fury wishes to Ban Pornography in England.. Once again the morals of political figures come to the forefront Continue reading →
Revolutions, they are not pretty. Revolutions can be a frightening thing the outcome is never certain and long periods of instability may follow. The United States of America was born from a Revolution, afterwards we have been a in a long stable period of stability (minus a violent Civil War). For the most part though America has crafted institutions of Government, they have created a Judicial System, and there is accountability to ultimate power. Meanwhile by the same token we watch Egypt from our living rooms, and witness a government which went through a revolution elected a leader only to return to square one (thanks to the military). Egypt is going through that period of transition, the terrible turbulence that Revolutions bring but in the end they may be rewarded for the sacrifice. Watching these Revolutions the mind can often go off on a tangent, take an adventurous detour into hypothetical realms and wonder.. Should we Continue reading →
America needs a war. The Nation is just begging for another “shock and awe”. Conservative politicians are aching to flex some political muscle (and make money for contractors). Meanwhile the Obama Administration would love to wipe the name Edward Snowden from any Media outlet possible. Yes America is looking for a new conflict. With Iraq no longer an issue and Afghanistan winding down the prospects of no war after 13 years seem like a looming reality. To Hawks in Government and in the private sector it can be a disaster in the making. However there is still one hope left, one Bad Boy that can be brought down with much muscle and might, Another Continue reading →
“We are not going to take it anymore”. In the immortal words of Dee Snider, the people are fed up! The people of this Nation for too long have been held thrall to the whims and fancy of Corporations and their political lackeys. Every day sis a struggle we are bombarded with negativity the media speaks of the end of the middle class, the inequality gap , Corporate Control! The messages come loud and clear and beat the average American down, the cacophony is enough to beat down even the strongest. We are getting poorer, our economy is still in shambles and the housing recovery is nothing more than a gift to Private Equity Funds. The regular people meanwhile, are downtrodden, living in an environmentally tattered planet, Continue reading →
Ten years ago since Shock and Awe. Ten years ago Millions of Americans watched apathetically as it was bombs over Baghdad. The Corporate Media was having a field day, the mass firepower raining down on an “evil dictator” brought a smile to the face of those with a penchant for blood. Two years had passed as the fog of 9/11 was lifting somewhat but American circa 2003 where a very frightened people. Saddam Hussein was being touted as Bin Ladin’s bosom body,the average America thought Iraq was a country on the verge of declaring Jihad on America. In retrospect the whole Continue reading →
Human life is worthless. This is the message that has been coming out of Washing ton this week. The Department of Justice in its attempt to justify death has created a legal frame work rationalizing the taking of human life. It seems that our Nation has embraced a militaristic culture where human life is not celebrated or preserved but deemed unworthy of such status. The United States is a Nation that instead of focusing on important things like helping provide a safety net to the people, or making sure we have an educated and civilized society, is much too busy and would rather draft up legal arguments justifying killing and torture. This sort of disregard for human life is one of Continue reading →
American leadership loves secrecy! There is no doubt about. Any time there is mention of government transparency (an oxymoron), one can only wonder why they even bother with such a ruse. Government has always been in love with classifications and deeming things top secret. Clandestine actions are carried out every day in the name of “National Security”. As Fox Mulder of X-Files fame would say “the truth is out there” except the American people according to their government have absolutely no right to know. But why all the secrecy? Why the lack of transparency with the people? Democracy is about openness right? Does our leadership feel a public rejection of what is truly a dirty covert agenda? Continue reading →