Gaikokumaniakku: “someone who wanted to deeply enquire into war and peace would examine the root causes of war” You might want to read William S. Lind. Also, everyone present might enjoy Lind’s recent proposal for free cities as a way to avoid war.
Gaikokumaniakku: What about Samuel Delany’s or John Scalzi’s writings suggesting writing “like a sex criminal”? I doubt that Scalzi is a criminal. He does not appear to be competent or energetic enough to do anything. Delaney was highly promiscuous during the 1960s “free love” movement, and there is little doubt that many of his sex partners were underage. Aside from his personal sex acts, he propagandized many others to break all restrictions on sexual behavior. Delaney is probably...
Leiff: Alrenous, I thought the purpose of a government job was to retire with a government pension.
FNN: John Podhoretz calling for genocide: @DouthatNYT Thermidor is a good name for that site. Another good name: Liquidate the Kulaks.— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) February 17, 2017 I guess he’s joking.
Graham: Wow. Genuine question- what about Samuel Delany’s or John Scalzi’s writings suggesting writing “like a sex criminal”? Really is a question- Can’t say I’ve ever read either of them.
FNN: He’s also a member of the Russia-hating lobby,and the endorsement from Max Boot makes my skin crawl. Nothing post-Soviet Russia has done (excluding Chechnya-an internal matter)is remotely comparable to what US did to Iraq, Libya and Syria.
Rhetocrates: “There aren’t many jobs nearby. The nearest bank, grocery store and coffee shop are nearly an hour’s drive on country roads.” You’re doing it wrong. Jobs aren’t a thing that exist and then are picked up by some cog who fits the requirements. Jobs are created by people on the ground. There are 100 families there. Someone should grow food. Someone should tailor clothing. Someone should build rooves. Someone should do electrical work, AC work, carpentry, plumbing, help...
EoP MILED Clerk: Re: ‘Few have thought more deeply about the nature of war than McMaster’. I would rephrase that as few American soldiers have thought more deeply about the military tactical aspects of maintaining American resource thieving hegemonic war over other nations, than McMaster. When it comes to the conventional mainstream perspective of actual nature of war – a state of armed conflict between different countries or different groups within a country – or peace — a state or period in which...
Anon 12: That the neocon (and Israel firster) Max Boot and the traitor John McCain approve of McMaster (but hated General Flynn) is a bad sign, and indicates the neocons are still in control and need to be purged.
Bob Sykes: On the down side, we now have a number of senior positions occupied by people whose professional careers consisted of fighting our wars in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Africa. They are emotionally invested in these wars and will continue them. What we need is leadership who realizes these wars are unwinnable and who are willing to shut them down.