The unspoken issue of the election: America’s descent into darkness

Summary:  Perhaps the most valuable information, & the most difficult to obtain, is not that about the world, but about ourselves. Hence these posts seeking "mirrors" in which we can see how we have changed and what we've become. This post looks at the results of the war on terror. Not the effects on the … Continue reading The unspoken issue of the election: America’s descent into darkness

On Memorial Day let’s admit what we’ve done to America & begin its reform

Summary: It's not too soon to begin preparations for your Memorial Day celebrations. I suggest starting with a public reading of the documents (suitably redacted) which create a New America on the ruins of the Republic. Let's remember the Republic that our fallen fought for -- and how we we threw it away. I can … Continue reading On Memorial Day let’s admit what we’ve done to America & begin its reform

The polls tell us America is a Christian nation, with a Republican, Creationist, pro-torture heartland

Summary: This mornings post looks at America's deeds and asked Is America a Christian nation?  Now we look at the polls for answers to that question, and find that America has a strong Christian core. They tend to vote Republican, believe in Creationism, and approve of torture.   (2nd of 2 posts today.) "Jesus wept." --- John … Continue reading The polls tell us America is a Christian nation, with a Republican, Creationist, pro-torture heartland

Our leaders justify torture in ways that justify its future use on their foes (including Americans)

Summary:  On Friday I said that we would torture again., despite the evidence in the Senate's report.  This weekend former and current high officials of the US government confirmed that guess. Defenders of torture dispute the evidence, deny that torture was torture, and offer bold affirmations that they would torture again. For I doubt not … Continue reading Our leaders justify torture in ways that justify its future use on their foes (including Americans)

Close this chapter of America’s use of torture (it’s over). Look ahead to the next chapter.

Summary: Here's the last thing you need read about America's WOT use of torture, unless you enjoy reading about such things. This ends with a transition to the next chapter, our future use of torture -- and a song by Justin Timberlake about our long and rocky relationship with the CIA.  (This is the first … Continue reading Close this chapter of America’s use of torture (it’s over). Look ahead to the next chapter.