Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Signs of hope amid the disgust

A run through the blogs today reveals some interesting and hopeful language. It is a veritable smorgasboard of Rethuglican horror, from the Attorney General to the profiteering in Iraq, to anti-gay gay Senators, to the shocking revelation that Bush new about the levees breaking many, many hours before local authorities did. And didn't tell them. The stories are beyond creepy, they reek of evil.

So let's start with the evil shall we?

Brent Budowski has an excellent blog I want my brother to read. It looks past Senator Craig's recent gay sex bust and puts the real face of evil on this President and the policies that foment actual, real, bona-fide evil in this world as we know it. Starting with the premise of "hypocrisy" being the the least of the evils, the author weaves a very convincing opinion.

The problem is the hypocrisy of those who preach God yet violate God’s rules and use God to direct hate toward their political opponents and toward groups they deem as vulnerable. The problem, though, is not only the hypocrisy but the corruptions and the crimes that involve evil, with or without the hypocrisy.

But he goes on to say that this isn't the true problem. The problem is the depth of depravity that this President and his policies have inflicted on humankind.

But the problem is not only the hypocrisy, but the corruptions and abuses themselves. In Iraq, war profiteering his reached epidemic and disgusting proportions while wounded troops suffer and homeless veterans rise in numbers.

Now the Petraeus weapons scandal expands into a major criminal investigation, and while he is no doubt personally honest, he is guilty of incompetent and negligent management that allowed criminals during his watch to make vast sums of money while our weapons disappeared and no doubt ended up in the hands of those killing our troops.

Brent nails this with the truth that any thinking Christian must address.

Speaking of evil, let's revisit Katrina .

Greg Palast has been working hard on the realities of Hurricane Katrina and has just revealed a bombshell for those that are paying attention.

"How the White House Drained New Orleans"

The story really requires a strong stomach if you are a caring human being. I would think if you are a Christian, it would require some soul searching along with the Tums.


More great reads

A powerful and hopeful revolution within the American Psychological Association to reject torture as a tool of the United States of America.

Robert Parry reveals in a reflection of his own new book, Neck Deep , that Al Gore has been right about so many things for so long that it is downright undeniable. The popularly elected president is spot on when you look at recent history.


Current Events: Conservatives teach Dems a lesson

David Sirota makes an astute observation. The most conservative newspaper in the nation thinks that spying on Americans and Executive privilege are not Conservative principles. Who knew?


A little dustup

We've all been non-plussed by Hillary's odd statement that a terrorist attack would be good for the Republicans. Naomi Wolf has an excellent take on this whole thing, daring to bring conspiratorial politics into the limelight where it deserves to dwell.


Speaking of conspiracy. WTF?! Have fun!

Witnesses In Army Trial Killed In Crash


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The shirt-sleeves gave the idea of a manual-labor school in one sense at least. Ah! me, it was terrible, but they had not the love to give.. He was as much in love as a man can be, and the seriousness of real attachment gave both grace and dignity to his once awkward diction.. As the bank at this spot sloped steeply, the wagon continued to go backward, despite the efforts of the agitated horse to find a footing on the crumbling edge of the bank.. I would also thank the heirs of the late lamented Colonel William J. I knew the lectures were of value, and I thought it best he should be able to keep the connection.. The rooms in it are as quaint and delightful as the exterior, too.. The narrow street of business was deserted.. Like almost all old people who talk of the past, the Major loved to linger over details.. She was nice in all her pretty clothes, and she herself was pretty with that type of prettiness which outwears most other types--the prettiness that lies in a rounded figure, a dusky skin, plump, rosy cheeks, white teeth and black eyes.. The successful Inmate did as he was told, but in a very rough way, pushing against two or three of the Class.. It sets all my nerves quivering. The Colonel returned to his office, and sitting down, took a sheet of letter paper bearing the inscription Starbottle and Stryker, Attorneys and Counsellors, and wrote the following lines: Hooker versus Hotchkiss.. The underlying motive is: Let the dream go on, otherwise I must wake up.. Watkinson, we never give parties.. Smiley he stood scratching his head and looking down at Dan'l a long time, and at last says, I do wonder what in the nation that frog throwed off for--I wonder if there ain't something the matter with him--he 'pears to look mighty baggy, somehow.. You see you cannot help yourself, if you would.. I arrived at new conclusions about dreams by the use of a new method of psychological investigation, one which had rendered me good service in the investigation of phobias, obsessions, illusions, and the like, and which, under the name psycho-analysis, had found acceptance by a whole school of investigators.. The manifold problems of consciousness in their entirety can be examined only through an analysis of the hysterical mental process.. Only one who really analyzes dreams, that is to say, who pushes forward from their manifest content to the latent dream thoughts, can form an opinion on this subject--never the person who is satisfied with registering the manifest content (as, for example, Naecke in his works on sexual dreams)...

2:34 PM, September 01, 2007  

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