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man hate and true believers

I touched on some of this subject here.

It’s difficult to write about, because I feel such contempt for the hypocrisy surrounding it. When you were fooled for a long time, from a young age, and you then wake up (as I did years ago now, in stages), the pause for thought becomes pretty glacial. 461 more words

Culture

Conservatives mulling legislation making it illegal to condone terrorist acts online

OTTAWA — The Conservatives are understood to be considering new legislation that would make it an offence to condone terrorist acts online.

There is frustration in government, and among law enforcement agencies, that the authorities can’t detain or arrest people who express sympathy for atrocities committed overseas and who may pose a threat to public safety, one Conservative MP said. 493 more words

News

shmatala, Esq. reblogged this on Writ of Rags and commented:

Giving up our civil liberties in fear of rare events with low fatalities is handing those who would harm us effectively hand them their victory medal. Committing to more time, attention and funds into social and mental health services to prevent these sorts of events from happening in the first place would be a more effective preventative measure. Using legislation in an adversarial fashion only harms citizens, leaving them open to violations from their own government as opposed to an anti-government or terrorist body.

Orwell's 1984 - The Real 'Back to the Future'

I’m not a conspiracy cuckoo but I am a realist. Some similarities between the modern world and the dystopian book ‘1984’ are uncanny and cannot be ignored. 409 more words

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Inherent Resolve. Worst War Name Ever.

So the Obama administration has finally gotten around to naming that pesky war we’re fighting in Iraq and Syria against ISIS. Their choice? Inherent Resolve. 203 more words

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How to Make a Living:

destroy to create
novelty: raise it; sack it;
and sell them all brooms.

Haiku

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four

George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century, making famous Big Brother, newspeak and Room 101. 245 more words

Deception

"War Over Truth"

Published as “The War Over the Truth About Vietnam” in CounterPunch, October 13, 2014 at

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/10/13/the-war-over-the-truth-about-vietnam/

The “war over truth”

In August 1980, Ronald Reagan spoke as a candidate for president before the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 960 more words