Jan 17 2003

Mini-Screed

With his permission, here’s a mini-screed from The Shadow that I think was triggered by my IM-ing him the link to Sullivan’s Salon screed. I’d really like to get him to guest-blog here once in a while – he’s purty.

“I would like to see an anti-war movement actually have intelligent, insightful people behind it. Unfortunately, both sides are appealing to the emotional elements in people. The pro-war: Fear. The anti-war: Warm snuggly bunny oh no someone’s gonna get hurt and that’s BAD shit. I’m not sure if it’s that people are incapable of arguing the points in an intelligent and insightful manner or if the people trying to get the messages out simply don’t think we’re smart enough. I suspect it’s actually neither. I think they KNOW we can think for ourselves, and the best way to appeal to people is through an emotional entry point. Just like advertising. But we had better have a war fast, or people will start talking. They’re already talking. Hopefully, someone will actually stand up and open a friggin’ dialog. One that the people can participate in, not this Fiefdom shit that no one is allowed to actually be a part of. I hate politics. I’d end up challenging Senators to duels if I was in office.”


Jan 17 2003

And while I’m tossing linkage at y’all, I haven’t …

And while I’m tossing linkage at y’all, I haven’t had much of a chance to read through all of his entries to properly vet his site for your delectation, but what I did see in my brief foray was interesting, so go check out Michael Totten.


Nov 17 2002

This statement by Assaf Oron, an Israeli refusenik…

This statement by Assaf Oron, an Israeli refusenik who was one of the first fifty-three soldiers to sign a petition refusing the Occupation, is brilliant. I salute him and all those who have the courage to speak truth to power, no matter what the consequences.