BRADLEY MANNING BLOWS CHANCE TO HAVE GAY WEDDINGSaturday, June 01 2013 @ 06:51 pm Contributed by: Susie Day
By now it is well know that Missouri Representative Todd Akin explained his opposition to abortion, even in cases of rape, by saying that women who experience “a legitimate rape” can avoid pregnancy by telling their bodies to “shut that whole thing down.” Less known, however, is the fact that Mr. Akin’s observation is encouraging malcontents to come out of the closet and claim their rights as “legitimate” predators.
In a recent PBS interview with Bill Moyers, journalist Chris Hedges discussed protest for social change. “Revolt,” he said, apropos of salvaging a collapsing world, “is all we have. It is our only hope.”
I agree. So would my friend Tito Gerassi, who believed all his life in revolution. And, since rising unemployment is part of the collapse of our world, I think Tito would have enjoyed making occupying Wall Street, and other forms of social activism, into respectable occupations. Think of the job market potential…
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Applicants must retain childhood ability to identify with the powerless . . .
NEW YORK, N.Y. – In what promises to be a real boost for the U.S. presidential incumbent, a team of doctors has devised a “miraculous” new method of brain surgery that purportedly will enable thousands of radical leftists, progressives, and revolutionaries to vote – on purpose – for Barack Obama in the fall election.
NEW YORK CITY - With the war in Iraq now officially over and the Occupy Wall Street movement less visible, life in New York was expected to return to normal. Instead, several recent passersby in Manhattan’s financial district have reported seeing thousands of deceased Iraqi civilians taking up residence at Zuccotti Park.
Although the Occupy Movement has galvanized about 87% of the marginalized 99%, no one stops to think that it’s the police who help to make this possible. If cops hadn’t arrested over hundreds of peaceful marchers, busted heads, and pepper-sprayed the unresisting eyeballs of various nonviolent protesters, thousands of ordinary people would have been deprived of that can-do, fight-the-power feeling so necessary for societal upheaval. Yet cops have been slow to take credit for their part in the fight against free-market injustice.
Dear Social Justice Diary –I just read Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow and my mind is blown. It’s about racism and the War on Drugs, all highly factual. You can look at just two studies in the book and see a sort of “post-black” apartheid ...