The boot of authoritarianism: if they thought for one minute they could get away with it

Dereck Chauvin put his knee on the neck of George Floyd, stared into the camera and dared us to do anything about it.               Donald Trump did exactly what Chauvin did – he put his knee on the neck of democracy, decency, legality. He stared into the camera and dared us to do anythingContinue reading “The boot of authoritarianism: if they thought for one minute they could get away with it”

putting together the pieces: reality winner, chris hayes podcast

If you are new to the Reality Winner story, this is an excellent place to begin. There are a number of things I disagree with in this podcast, especially the assumptions and analysis of Chris Hayes at certain points, but it is well worth listen to. https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/explaining-why-reality-winner-still-prison-kerry-howley-podcast-transcript-ncna1119756

In my neck of the intellectual woods, we call it justice

October 20, 2020 Not long ago a friend of mine was complaining about MSNBC.  “I don’t watch MSNBC anymore,” he said.  “I’m tired of the blame game.” I didn’t question the statement since I figured I’d already pushed the conversation to its limit.  That means, I had already opened my mouth at least once.  InContinue reading “In my neck of the intellectual woods, we call it justice”