Category: American Empire, War


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The (Poor) Community College Kids – And War

Where’s the outrage?A real antiwar movement would end our Iraq disaster. But the middle class doesn’t care enough to protest, so the kids who go to community college will keep dying. “The kids who go to...

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Op-Ed & Editorial in Rural Nebraska Rip Bush Escalation Plan, Call for Support for the Troops

Wow. Two on the same page. The McCook Daily Gazette (my hometown paper, on Thu Jan 11) ran an op-ed critical of Bush’s escalation in Iraq that said, among other things, “It’s unacceptable.” [to many...

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What Difference Does It Make to the Orphans? – Gandhi

  What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? from Gandhi...

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LTE About Iraq Vet’s Nice Vibes [w/Update]

A recent letter in the McCook Daily Gazette said nice things about certain Iraqis that the author knows personally, and then concludes we need to stay the course. Here is my response: We dropped the Egg on the Floor One has to...

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Officer Believes US War-Making Makes Us Like Nazis

It’s sickening to make such comparisons, even implicitly. But I’m not the only one who sees some significant parallels. (See related PublicChristian posts here.) Can we marvel that Christians did not resist more back...

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How To Behave At Funerals, Part II: A Place for Truth-Telling

Thanks to Hamil Harris at the Washington Post for more on Rev. Joseph Lowery’s remarks at Coretta King’s funeral. (See prior post on this site.) … the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery said yesterday that his conservative...

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How To Behave At Funerals (w/ Update)

Here’s an awesome little video clip of Dr. Joseph Lowery’s mini-sermon at Mrs. King’s funeral. This is not my style of preaching, but I love it. I love seeing someone hit the right tone, get in profound and...

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The Amazing Disappearing (Borrowed) Dollars

Former President Clinton, in an interview on ABC (as reported in Common Dreams): “What Americans need to understand is that … every single day of the year, our government goes into the market and borrows money from...

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Big Government, & Punishing Innocents for the Crimes of the Guilty

Information Clearing House has this article by Mike Whitney complaining about the new repressive measures dictated in Britain by Prime Minister Blair. In case you can’t tell, Whitney likes George Galloway’s courage...

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Shame on Promoters of Corrupt War-making – Personal Story

[This recent comment speaks for itself.] My son is one of those kids deployed in Afghanistan. In his letters he tells me of the futility of the effort and of the contractors living well and making money left and right. He is...

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Morality: WHICH Kids Do We Send To Their Deaths?

Bob Herbert, in his opinion columns for the NYT, tends regularly to pin things down to moral basics, as in this recent example. From the very start of this war the loudest of the flag-waving hawks were those who were safely...

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“Family Values” Force Working People Into the Military.

(Yesterday afternoon Connie and I were discussing how many more troops would be necessary to fulfill the administration’s apparent desire to dominate the world. We thought it interesting how a need for (low-paying) jobs...

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Was It A Lack In My Faith? A Christian Very Puzzled by His Church.

(Here’s a comment recently added to A Lament for the American Church. It speaks for itself.) Thank you for finally putting into words what I have been feeling all along! I have often wondered if it was just me that saw all...

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The Sabbath: From Money, From Injustice, From Cultural Craziness, TO God

An email came to us declaring inauguration day to be “Not One Damn Dime Day” in the face of religious and political leaders failing to speak out against the war in Iraq. To condense the well-written email, it called...

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