Questioning Richard Haass About Oligarchy & Global Governance

I recently took an opportunity to personally question Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations since 2003.   I asked… If the United States is more oligarchy than democracy — or perceived that way by a Princeton Continue reading Questioning Richard Haass About Oligarchy & Global Governance

Profile Picture (if facebook existed on 9/12)

Profile Picture (if facebook existed on 9/12) #ReactionaryNationalism #FlagsAreDivisiveByDefinition My apologies for this perhaps tough observation. I don’t mean to judge anyone, just finally sharing my strong internal reaction to others’ external reactions to the tragedy in Paris a couple Continue reading Profile Picture (if facebook existed on 9/12)

Kickstarting Syrian Refugees – Thought Experiment

The United Nations and Obama ask for voluntary donations to help Syrian refugees on Kickstarter. Consider the ongoing wars which have fostered this situation, and how much they have cost. Would coalitions have waged these wars if they also required Continue reading Kickstarting Syrian Refugees – Thought Experiment

Oath Keeping Thoughts

A thoughtful response to a March 2010 Mother Jones article, “Oath Keepers and the Age of Treason,” which has re-circulated as Oath Keepers appear in Ferguson. Key Personal Perspective/Bias, and Background… I remember vividly when a big 2010 Southern Poverty Continue reading Oath Keeping Thoughts

“Guantánamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Despite all the depressing reality made tangible by his account, this man, his words, humor, and perspective are truly inspiring.   We spent almost two months of argumentation. “Bring me to the court, and I’ll answer all your questions,” I Continue reading “Guantánamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Reagan: We’re In The Gulf For Oil

Reagan @UN, 1987: "For 40 years the United States has made it clear, its vital interest in the security of the Persian Gulf and the countries that border it. The oil reserves there are of strategic importance to the economies of the free world. We're committed to maintaining the free flow of this oil and to preventing the domination of the region by any hostile power. ... When the tension diminishes, so will our presence."

Times Which Were Perhaps More Honest Reagan at the United Nations, 1987: “For 40 years the United States has made it clear, its vital interest in the security of the Persian Gulf and the countries that border it. The oil Continue reading Reagan: We’re In The Gulf For Oil

Presidents’ U.N.Speak (a doublespeak remix by WWO)

Presidents' U.N.Speak

Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc, as history keeps repeating. This is a history lesson on the last century of terror, empire, and doublespeak via the United Nations. A video puzzle and thought experiment. Full-Length Remix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v_fffyFBtU 5 Minute Teaser With Music: Continue reading Presidents’ U.N.Speak (a doublespeak remix by WWO)

Never Forget, It Wasn’t… (Facebook Cover Image)

Never Forget, It Wasn’t Iraq, or Afghanistan, or Pakistan, or Libya, or Syria, or Iran,… #WhenInOceania, do as the Oceanians do. “You know, we don’t do body counts,” Gen. Tommy R. Franks ~3,000 Initial Victims ~1,400 First Responders ~6,700 U.S. Troops Continue reading Never Forget, It Wasn’t… (Facebook Cover Image)

Matt Taibbi Breaks Down LIBOR Scandal (Speech + Q&A) – Occupy National Gathering Day 3

Philadelphia, July 2, 2012, Day 3. Matt Taibbi visits the Occupy National Gathering to break down the LIBOR scandal just after the story begins to break. After giving a quick speech, he sits down with a couple dozen occupiers for Continue reading Matt Taibbi Breaks Down LIBOR Scandal (Speech + Q&A) – Occupy National Gathering Day 3