Since Thomas Moore wrote the novel Utopia, people have applied that name to any society that seemingly promise perfection. Everyone knows a Utopian society is impossible, but some have made their attempts through tight government control. Each attempt ended in suppressed liberties and sometimes massive loss of life. The Weather Underground of the 60's who had their version of Utopia for the USA, suggested that 14% of the population would never accept their world, and would have to be eliminated.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Each day we hear about a new instance of police overreach. Our men and women in blue have now become combat soldiers wearing black or camouflage as if they are in a jungle. They hug AR-15 assault rifles close to their chest as if they are running through a Middle Eastern country. Have police forgotten they are here to protect and serve, and not search and destroy?
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
I know many people were saddened by the spectacle of the US media as they paid homage to the royal birth. We fought a war to rid our lives of monarchies that spent many lifetimes ravaging the poor. I find it odd that the biggest fans of the monarchy are those that hate the rich and corporations. They hold disdain for those who have worked hard for their riches, while holding dear those that got their riches through taxes and theft.