Disregard for Civil Liberties= Rand Paul Presidency?

By Alberto Pupo

Blowback! Actions being taken that create unintended consequences. The current trend has been to wantonly disregard Civil Liberties on all fronts. The Obama Administration has followed in the steps of the Bush Administration by embracing the world of cloak and dagger, NSA spying, Drones, The Patriot Act. By taking this course and embracing the National Security state the Obama Administration finds itself at odds with anyone who firmly believes in the idea of preserving civil liberties. That being said the Administration which happens to be a Democrat Administration in taking the actions it is taking is actually paving the path for something which would seem incredible but can happen., A Rand Paul Presidency. Continue reading

What if Bradley Manning were….

 
 

 
By Alberto Pupo

A verdict has been reached. In a few hours the fate of Bradley Manning will be determined. With charges that can effectively send this young, patriotic, and courageous individual to a life sentence, simply to satisfy the need and blood lust of a bloated war machine. The Country that he went out to serve has ironically betrayed him, all he can do is await his fate which will most likely be announced a few hours from now. However it is in moments like this that one can’t help but wonder what if? What if things were different? The circumstances were different for Manning? In this case the mind often takes a wild flight of fancy and begins to ponder What if Bradley Manning were…. Continue reading

A Real American Hero!

 


By Alberto Pupo

What is true Patriotism? What does it mean to really love America? Is it to wave a flag like a drone without asking questions? Does it come down to supporting the troops, America right or wrong? Does it mean giving up all Civil Liberties in the name of National Security? Going along with Drones and targeting killing? The meaning of Patriotism often gets lost in a cacophony of sound bites. The meaning of Patriotism is not often clear and is quite obscure. The very definition of Patriotism is not often clear and muddied about in a muck. What does it mean to be a Patriot?

Bradley Manning, 25 years old, imprisoned for what has been almost three years, mistreated and abused, in a Nation that he was at one point so proud to serve. Bradley Manning is a true Patriot. While mired in the middle of war and conflict Continue reading

Justice for Julian: But What About Manning?


 By Alberto Pupo An astounding turn of events. In a move that shocked many Nations around the world, Ecuador has granted Julian Assange asylum. Yes it is the small insignificant Nation that has stepped up to protect a man who is being unjustly persecuted for exposing war crimes around the world. Assange and Wiki Leaks have been enemy number one for quite sometime, since they continue to release and bring to light various different crimes committed by banks, corporations, government officials the military. Wiki Leaks for the past year has been the largest purveyor of transparency and accountability to the people worldwide. This has left many governments especially the United States particularly angry and still trying to find a way to prosecute Assange. The irony is that the Nation which has taken up the mantle of democracy is the Continue reading