Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Outside the Box

Every community has its political theatre, aided and abetted by local media. Coloring outside the box is not encouraged.

With the evisceration of investigating reporting in mainstream news, citizen journalism has filled the gap, helping communities make sense of things. Often the only ones willing to expose local corruption in local politics, citizen journalists are routinely attacked by their investigative targets, as well as actively marginalized by their less courageous fellow citizens.

Weathering the disappointments from the complacent, mediocre, and silent is tiring, but enduring the betrayals by petty tyrants and provincial pundits can be discouraging to all but the stalwart. If you want to have a voice in public affairs, you have to fight for it. Color outside the box.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Hillary's Zionism

As Glen Greenwald reports, Hillary's Zionism is no laughing matter. As U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary fought hard against the UN publication of a report which documented widespread Israeli war crimes in Gaza. In response to Hillary's criticism of Obama for not attacking Israel's enemies, saying she would be more militaristic, Greenwald understandably asks what could be more militaristic than bombing seven Muslim countries repeatedly?

As Greenwald observes, "She does not even acknowledge, let alone express opposition to, Israel's repeated, civilian-slaughtering bombing of the open-air prison in Gaza."

Monday, February 15, 2016


Man got to have a code.
--Detective Bunk Moreland, The Wire

Sunday, February 14, 2016


A couple millennia ago, when southern Europeans created a religion based on the poetry of a rowdy cult of Middle-Eastern hippies (The Twelve Apostles) from a few centuries earlier, they confronted the established indigenous religions of central and western Europeans like the Celts. As the power of love was displaced by the love of power, the merger of church and state wreaked untold havoc. The rest is history.

Friday, February 12, 2016


Liberalism -- like all doctrine -- is comprised of beliefs founded on faith, that is in turn based on unproven, sometimes outdated, assumptions.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

KXL Deciphered

Apr 2013
By Jeffrey St. Clair, Counterpunch, Weekend Edition

Sep 2014
By Cory Morningstar, Wrong Kind of Green

Nov 2015
By Jay Taber, Fourth World Eye, Center for World Indigenous Studies

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Values & Virtues

Native American clans -- symbolized by totems (i.e. Eagle, Bear, Wolf, Beaver and Swan) -- are representative of universal values (i.e. courage, strength, cunning, industry and beauty), that are distinct from wide-spread virtues (i.e. ethics, honor, integrity, decency and nobility), all of which are institutionalized in American Indian special societies (i.e. gourd, medicine, protector, shaman and warrior).

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?