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A handful of progressive Democrats and one Republican in Congress are demanding a halt to the military escalation in Syria. They introduced legislation this week that would prohibit the Defense Department from putting more boots on the ground without congressional approval. By Mike Ludwig Truthout | News Analysis March 25, 2017 President Donald Trump speaking […]
What mechanisms will remain for the activists to activate?
When we are not being amused by these debates among corporate lackeys we listen to retired generals, all making six-figure incomes from the weapons industry, selling the public on the imperative of endless war and endless arms purchases.
Trump is embarking on an orgy of cruelty for absolutely no reason. This is morally repugnant.
Democracy is not an inheritance but our challenge.
Dark Times are truly upon us.
The pace of drone strikes by the US on suspected terrorists has increased more than fourfold since Trump took office.
For these churches, giving protection to immigrants is no longer a matter of if, but when. And what will happen if ICE comes to their doors?
Societies in decline enthusiastically embrace the death instinct, as Freud observed in “Civilization and Its Discontents,” written on the eve of the rise of European fascism and World War II.
Clearly, these days Trump enjoys the company of military men. He’s more ambivalent about what the military actually does.
We must be vigilant about not allowing ourselves to accept new norms of violence and harm.
Ultimately, in other words, the most fundamental flaw of the Muslim ban remains the same: It is still a ban, signed by a president who promised to bar Muslims from entering the United States, motivated by an intent to discriminate against Muslims, and that overwhelmingly affects Muslims rather than those of other faiths.
“What we call right-wing and liberal media in this country are really just two different strategies of the same kind of nihilistic lizard-brain sensationalism,” Taibbi wrote in “Insane Clown President.”
Ultimately, then, the only long-term solution to the problem of national leaders launching a nuclear war is to get rid of the weapons.
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