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The Big Lie and the Threat of American Totalitarianism

posted by Gus diZerega

What follows is the basis of a talk I will give at a teach in here at St. Lawrence University Friday, Nov, 3, as a part of a Save Our Constitution gathering of students, faculty, and members of the Canton […]

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Pop!Tech 2007

posted by Gus diZerega

Last week, from October 18 to 21, I was a participant at Pop!Tech’s 10th annual meeting in Camden, Maine. For those who do not know, and most do not, Pop!Tech was initiated by Bob Metcalfe and John Sculley to explore […]

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Election Fraud in 2006?

posted by Gus diZerega

In an interview on NPR Karl Rove claims his access to private polls indicates a Republican win in the coming elections. He and George Bush are curiously serene in the face of massive public polling to the contrary. For decades […]

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Links to Reports About Corrupt (and Worse) Republican Candidates

posted by Gus diZerega

Lindsey Beyerstein at Majikthese has posted a very complete list of scandals and other bad news stories about current Republican candidates. It is a long list, organized by district as well as name. These guys are among the worst of […]

Pagan Theology

posted by Gus diZerega

I have been re-reading Jordan Paper’s The Deities Are Many: A Polytheistic Theology while working on a new book of my own, and am again impressed with what a wonderful book he has written. It is even better the second […]

The Right seeks “Civility”

posted by Gus diZerega

One of the most depressing things I have learned over the past six years is that the radical Republican right is probably the most dishonest political movement to ever afflict our country. There has never been anything like it, which […]

Neoconservatism III: Bad Judgment and Bad Motives

posted by Gus diZerega

Bad Judgment added to Bad theory Those seeking to remake the world need to be able to judge wisely. Unfortunately we are not blessed to have such leadership. Bill Kristol’s judgment on matters of war and peace is akin to […]

Neoconservatism II: Democracy at the Point of a Gun

posted by Gus diZerega

Societies cannot be simply rebuilt into the form we want. Democratic societies require a foundation of attitudes and beliefs that penetrate deeply into their culture. Even Thomas Jefferson, probably among the most enthusiastic of democrats, wrote soberly and perceptively of […]

Neoconservatism I: Neocons as Anti-American

posted by Gus diZerega

This is the first of a three part post on Neoconservatives, democracy, and war. Neoconservatives have gotten our country into unprecedented trouble, and seem intent on expanding the scope of their errors and crimes still further. In their vision of […]

The Unholy Alliance: Christian Right Leaders and the Republican Elite

posted by Gus diZerega

In his essay Cogs in the Machine Digby has published one of the best analyses of the relationship of Christian Right leaders such as Pat Robertson and James Dobson, the Republican elite, and rank and file Fundamentalists that I have […]

An Honest Marine Jeaprodizes Her Career

posted by Gus diZerega

In a new ABC story, a Marine has testified under oath to rthe existence of serious abuses at Gitmo. ABC reports: “In a sworn affidavit filed with the Pentagon Inspector General, Sgt. Cerveny says she met several Navy prison guards […]

Evaluating the 650,000 dead claim

posted by Gus diZerega

The Blogosphere has been an excellent source of information and in-depth discussion of issues surrounding the English medical journal Lancet’s report that most likey somewhere in the number of 650,000 Iraqis have died as a result of the US invasion […]

Atrocities, Then and Now

posted by Gus diZerega

As I was looking over WWI posters on Google Image to help illustrate some of Jane Addams’ arguments about opposition to war in my Twentieth Century American Political Thought class, I discovered this poster from WWI. Back then what counted […]

The Internet and the Public Good

posted by Gus diZerega

Recent years have seen the mainstream media’s ability to serve the public by keeping tabs on Washington wither under the combination of corporate priorities, over paid and lazy talking heads, and sophisticated manipulation by the President’s media managers. It had […]

Sources on Torture, Decency and the Constitution

posted by Gus diZerega

“If I catch anyone who leaks in my government,” Bush tells Chrétien in March, 2002, “I would like to string them up by the thumbs — the same way we do with prisoners in Guantanamo.” George Bush to French prime […]

I Just Keep Getting Surprised

posted by Gus diZerega

Not only can we not trust current Republican politicians with our Constitution (signing statements, torture, habeus corpus), our government (Katrina, suppression of science), our military (Iraq) or our money (Abramoff, Iraq, the deficit, the economy), you can’t trust Republicans with […]

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Earth Day and the Sacredness of the Earth
I think Earth Day is a particularly important moment for contemplation and commitment by us Pagans.  Often American Christian critics accuse us of “pantheism,” and in a important respect they are right.  We do find the sacred, most of us, ...

posted 11:57:03am Apr. 20, 2012 | read full post »

Instructive examples on why interfaith work is a good idea
I deeply believe the problems in our country are more of the heart than of the head. Here are some youtubes courtesy of John Morehead of the Evangelical Chapter of the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy on Facebook. They speak more eloquently ...

posted 1:08:25pm Apr. 12, 2012 | read full post »

The controversy over Pink Slime - and what it means.
The controversy over pink slime is helping educate Americans to the fact that corporations are as beneficial to agriculture as they are to politics. Tom Laskawy put it pithily: “What pink slime represents is an open admission by the food ...

posted 4:03:07pm Apr. 11, 2012 | read full post »

How the "war on religion' backfired into a war on women
Here  is a really good article by Tina DuPuy on how the Republicans got themselves into such a mess with America's more intelligent women.  Left undiscussed is how the extreme pathological masculinity of both their deity and their leaders made ...

posted 12:12:35pm Apr. 11, 2012 | read full post »

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