“What’s the joke – they told me if I voted for McCain, we’d be going to war in a third Muslim country? I voted for McCain and we’re doing it.” – Bill Kristol
Monday, March 28, 2011
“For those of you who were able to tear yourselves away from the tragedy in Japan and the US media’s gushing over Obama’s ‘humanitarian intervention’ in Libya, there was some horrifying news from Afghanistan which underscores Obama’s hypocrisy in the area of human rights and violence: the publication in German publication Der Spiegel of a batch of photographs taken by US soldiers with their ‘trophies’ — the corpses of Afghan civilians murdered by ‘kill teams’ who created artificial ‘combat situations’ in order to hunt human beings for sport.”
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
“In fact, the only person to suffer any legal repercussions from that NSA scandal was someone named Thomas Tam, who was the mid-level Justice Department whistleblower who found out that this was taking place and was horrified by it and called Eric Lichtblau at the NYT and exposed that it had happened. The person who was the only one to suffer repercussions was the person who exposed the criminality. The criminals were fully immunized.”
A great read. Greenwald explain the importance of Wikileaks and how the incestuous relationship between the government and “journalists” endangers us all.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Left Forum 2011
Glen Ford and I were panelists at this year's annual Left Forum in New York City. Here is Glen on a panel discussing the Tea Party and the media.
The entire discussion was interesting. Other panelists wrung their hands about the tea partiers and how we progressives should engage them. I for one have no interest whatever in engaging them or worrying about what they fear. No mystery here, they fear black people. Period.
The left need to concentrate on advocating for their own positions and not worry about unrepentant racists and reactionaries.
OK, so America is once again killing huge numbers of people, this time in Libya. But there is a bright spot some where on the globe. Jean Bertrand Aristide returned to Haiti and the people who elected him president. Barry Obama tried to keep him in his South African exile, but to no avail.
(I stole this title from Distant Ocean.)
Friday, March 18, 2011
The Wisconsin union busting story is so two weeks ago. Now we are transfixed by the earthquake and tsunamis in Japan and the resulting nuclear accidents.
Before you forget though, check out my interview on the Diet Soap podcast with Douglas Lain.
Diet Soap Podcast #95: Wisconsin Workers Struggle On