A new poll finds majority of Americans — 59 percent — believe torture was justified after the 9/11 attacks. Look around you at the company you keep. The people who support torture, six out of ten, are your neighbors, your co-workers, the people on the bus with you. If you live in Washington DC, they [...]
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday September 29, 2014 9:03 am|
One of the exceptional things about Post-Constitutional America is how instead of using the traditional tools of an autocracy– secret police, torture, mass round ups– the majority of Americans have given up their rights willfully, voluntarily, almost gleefully. The key tool used by government to have accomplished this is fear-mongering.
|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday February 6, 2011 9:15 am|
“Democracy: a recognition of souls, all down the open road, and a great soul seen in its greatness, as it travels on foot among the rest, down the common way of living.” D.H. Lawrence There are very few people around the globe who are not moved by the solidarity and passion of the Egyptian people [...]