Saturday, December 27, 2014
Duane Champagne elucidates the challenge to Indigenous rights posed by ethnic Indians in North America.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Corporation Man
Watching the Erroll Morris film The Unknown Known, an interview with former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, we are reminded that the Cold War initiated by President Truman in 1948 led to what I would call the parade of monsters and monstrosities at the CIA, the National Security Agency and the Pentagon. Having previously seen The Fog of War, Morris’ film interview of former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, I can only conclude that Cold War assumptions — characterized by the corporation man embodied in Rumsfeld and McNamara — inevitably promoted psychopaths like Rumsfeld and his protege Dick Cheney into positions of power.
Those assumptions, based on American religious and moral entitlement to global hegemony, emanate from both of these revealing documentaries.
Monday, December 08, 2014
As the New York Times reports, a majority of state attorneys general are now Republican. Combined with the new GOP-controlled U.S. Congress, that means coal, oil and gas companies will be able to write (and likely pass) any legislation they want over the next couple years. Indeed, they already are.