Monthly Archives: July 2013

Food Resistance

The images will remain in my memory forever… The pick-up truck lumbers along the dirt road, deep in the interior of Mexico. Dust rising from behind like a rooster tail, on the outside a half-dozen sides of beef hang from … Continue reading

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We Are All Trayvon

Let’s call this what it is: a vigilante getting away with an extrajudicial execution. It is driven by institutionalized racism and abetted by our collective denial and rationalizing. The defense took less than three days to offer up an out … Continue reading

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Update: Real Thoughtcrime

Another piece of the puzzle has fallen into place, and the emerging picture is not pretty. In my previous post, I detailed how the authorities, be they government or corporate, have moved from wanting to know everything (total information awareness) … Continue reading

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Real Thoughtcrime

The notion of *pre-crime*, as detailed in the short story “Minority Report” by Philip K. Dick (and the 2002 movie expanding on the story’s outline) or of *thoughtcrime* as conceived by George Orwell, is near at hand. Step One of … Continue reading

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If the shoe is on the other foot….

The Chinese dissident Wang Xiao had managed the impossible: he had survived the sub-freezing nights, the slippery, icy chasms of the Himalayas, dodged the dogs and snipers and checkpoints along the Tibetan border, and slipped out of China with his … Continue reading

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Secrecy

An excerpt from my work-in-progress, “We Are All On Flight 93”: A particular newsworthy topic as I write this book is the Edward Snowden/NSA scandal. I like to investigate this because it has so many layers of complexity, and reveals … Continue reading

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