Monthly Archives: July 2013

Aren’t All Fugitives Created Equal?

Rome never looks where she treads. Always her heavy hooves fall On our stomachs, our hearts or our heads … – Rudyard Kipling I’ve been wondering if my country is a modern Roman Empire, or a high-tech barbarian horde. And … Continue reading

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People Before Profit? Not Where I Live

“We Americans live in a nation where the medical-care system is second to none in the world, unless you count maybe 25 or 30 little scuzzball countries like Scotland that we could vaporize in seconds if we felt like it.” … Continue reading

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Calling Names

“How would you describe the difference between modern war and modern industry — between, say, bombing and strip mining, or between chemical warfare and chemical manufacturing? The difference seems to be only that in war the victimization of humans is … Continue reading

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But Women Are Hysterical

I don’t know. Maybe Lily Tomlin had it right, musing that reality might just be a crutch for people who can’t cope with drugs. It makes as much sense as this does. Texas has now passed their damned 20-week abortion … Continue reading

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Grand Theft American Style

This is a rather sketchy article (I may need to check out Packer’s book for more details), but it does remind us that the way things are has not always existed, not entirely. And that our current problems were not … Continue reading

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