Summary: Here Stratfor addresses one of the central myths of 21st century US politics -- that the government should provide total security to its citizens, who happily trade away their rights in exchange for this chimera. We can free ourselves from these fears! Debunking the Myth of Total Security Lead analyst: Scott Stewart Stratfor, 14 … Continue reading Stratfor: Debunking the Myth of Total Security
Summary: We need a sense of proportion when reading the news to avoid being swept away by euphoria on Monday, by despair by Tuesday, and by Friday having forgotten the reasons for both. Today we look at the growth of our police and domestic intelligence services, attempting to put them in perspective with both our … Continue reading News good & bad about the fantastic growth of America’s security services.
Summary: this posts looks at the Oath Keepers. Potentially valuable (perhaps even critical support). Potentially dangerous (perhaps disastrous). Their goal is commendable; their actions sometimes worrisome. At worst they could become a nucleus for fourth generation war in the US. It's too soon to tell how they will evolve. . Contents Who are the Oath Keepers? … Continue reading About the Oath Keepers: boon or bane for the Republic?
Comment by atheist in reply to "About Obama’s coronation - wisdom from Fred" (23 January 2009): Actually, though, I like Reed's post on the malign vaudeville that we call 'security', and I see that his conclusions are the exact same ones I have come to. So maybe the guy deserves another look. Fred Reed's conclusions about security … Continue reading About security theater, a daily demonstration that Americans are sheep
Adolescence is a difficult period for boys and girls. And perhaps, on a different scale, for nations -- and even for a species gifted with sentience (of a sort). We learn that the world is a dangerous place, and that death is a reality -- for nations and species as well as individuals. Perhaps that … Continue reading We are so vulnerable to so many things. What is the best response?