“Fixin’ to Die Rag” is one of the best anti-war songs of the period. It’s sad, but we seem to have forgotten all the lessons of the Viet Nam War, and we’re right back where we started–doing it again in Iraq and Afghanistan and Libya and places we don’t even know about because the “national security state” doesn’t tell us. Our job is just to pay for covert action, not ask questions.
History could be so valuable if we would only learn from it, but we never do. Like Country Joe says, Give me an “F…., etc”!
Like Joe, that’s about all I can say to sum up these issues.
Conscious Party, Music
Jennifer has a B.A. in communications studies from UCLA and received her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. She was editor-in-chief of FEM Newsmagazine (Los Angeles’ feminist publication) at UCLA, and was editor-in-chief of her law school newspaper. She is currently working as an attorney in southern California. Contact Jenn at email@example.com
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“You hyphenated me, asshole!”
I came across an interesting image on facebook today. It was a picture of a hideous looking eagle with an American Flag waving over its eye, and the creator of the picture had captioned it,
Fact: No British-Americans signed the Declaration of Independence! They were AMERICANS! Take your hyphenated-butt back to your mutherland!
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“Freeway Blogging” (17 April 2010)
“Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth” 21 February 2010
“Profoundly moving and patriotic.” Ashman W. Hilton
Conscious Party, General, Music
Alan Watts makes the astute observation that it’s absolutely amazing that anything exists at all!
Gul Mudin, a farmer's son and civilian, was murdered by US soldiers on Jan. 15, 2010
Sure the US government mouthpieces are condemning the photos as “horrific,” but these soldiers were brainwashed (trained) to kill with no remorse. Why are we surprised then when they kill with no remorse?
Does this smiling killer appear to consider his victim a human being? It doesn’t appear that way to me. Dehumanizing the enemy is a standard aspect of formal military brainwashing. This is what “be[ing] all you can be” involves. This dead man, a civilian, is the son of a farmer.
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General, News media