Presidential Candidates Must Support Dramatic Pentagon Spending Cuts, Funding of Human Needs Instead, Coalition Says. Agreed, but in our opinion, this article’s proposed $200B cut in the DoD budget is FAR too little!
Any pretense that the US intended to seek justice or increase world stability via its so-called War on Terror has been dramatically overshadowed by increased global resentment toward the US, which has in fact generated more terror attacks around the world. It is precisely this legacy that continues today: ongoing US military violence abroad, increased domestic surveillance and repression at home, and a world more violent and less safe for all.
Repost: Are we on the Road to Civilisation Collapse? Our deep past is marked by recurring failure. What are the forces that precipitate or delay a collapse?
Vatican II “asked them to respond to the needs of society,” says the Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest and culture editor for America magazine, a Catholic weekly.But he says the changes ushered in nearly a half-century ago have largely fallen out of favor in Rome, and that has left many nuns caught in the middle.
The ungodly Constitution: How the Founding Fathers ensured America would not be a Christian nation: Was the United States founded as a Christian nation, meaning that the framers of the Constitution established a government whose laws would not only reflect but also enforce the rules of a particular brand of Christianity? No, period. Repost of Susan Jacoby’s article at AlterNet.org
I predict the goal of the right-wing evangelical conservatives as mentioned in the opening paragraphs will fail disastrously… not by driving people toward atheism as Tarico suggests, but toward an inner-based spiritual philosophy, more along the lines of the Gnosticism of the Cathars or Buddhism.
To act with responsibility in life, you don’t get to rely on anyone else’s rules. You’ve got to get really clear on what you value, what kind of world you want to live in, what kind of life you’re trying to craft for yourself, and begin taking actions toward making those assessments a reality.