What Ever Happened to “Question Authority?”
2013 02 11
By Nick Sorrentino | AgainstCronyCapitalism.org
There was a time in this country when the Left, or at least parts of the Left, really did question authority. Abby Hoffman, the Diggers, Berkeley “free speech.” What happened?
For instance, yesterday Chris Rock, once an irreverent comedian, told America to ” listen” to its “Dad.” By which he meant president Obama. He also said that the President was our boss.
Our Boss?Listen to Dad? This is still America right?
Don’t question authority. Follow authority. Do what you are told. So what if this president has given himself the authority to assassinate US citizens. Don’t question. Obey.
In the attached article Daniel Henniger asks also where the spirit of rebellion has gone. Where did the Left’s (at least what was once called the New Left) healthy fear of a centralized state go?
Years back, a popular notion among liberal thinkers was something called “imperial overstretch.” This was the idea that America’s far-flung foreign-policy commitments could bankrupt the country. Mr. Obama believes this, and before Chuck Hagel started talking the other day, he was supposed to explain it. In his State of the Union speech next Tuesday, Mr. Obama will say again that Washington, after Iraq and Afghanistan, needs to “invest” at home. But isn’t the federalization of pretty much everything in a diverse country like the U.S. just another exercise in imperial overstretch?
In their own lives, the men and women of the left are all about keeping things simple. Back in the ’70s, they were early adopters of E.F. Schumacher’s “Small Is Beautiful.” Today the watchwords are “handcrafted” and “artisanal.” How about some artisanal government?
Read the full article at: againstcronycapitalism.org
Justice Department memo justifies targeted killing of American Citizens
Poll: Nearly One Third Of Americans Would Accept ‘TSA Body Cavity Search’ in Order to Fly
CNN Article Bashes the Growing Number of People That Question Mass Media
TrapWire Resistance is not futile!
Resist Biometrics - Your Liberty Depends on It
Curling Up In a Ball to Avoid Police Violence May Be Considered “Active Resistance”
Support for Mali war shattering myth of a strong French left
Latest News from our Front Page
NSA-proof email service goes online
2014 04 17
A new email service that protects its users from the prying eyes of the NSA and other spy agencies has gone online. The service’s creators say it will make encrypted messaging accessible to all and curtail internet snooping.
Germany-based Lavaboom was inspired by Lavabit, the encrypted email service that was believed to have been used by whistleblower Edward Snowden before it ...
Investigative Journalist Michael C. Ruppert Dead After Lifelong Struggle With Mental Illness
2014 04 17
We’re sad to hear the news about the death of Michael Ruppert.
Rest in Peace.
From Collapse Network, which is being constantly updated with new information:
There is absolutely no doubt or question about it, Mike Ruppert took his own life.
Rest in Peace, my brother.
Wesley T. Miller
President & CEO
Collapse Network, Inc.
I have been informed that MCR has committed suicide. I ...
Cyclopean Masonry: A Mystery of the Ancient World
2014 04 16
They don’t make things like they used to, and that is, in some cases, a monumental understatement.
Silly wordplay notwithstanding, there is something to be said for the construction techniques of the old world. Where modern buildings are designed to withstand the elements; wind, temperature extremes, earthquakes and floods, today’s engineers have to strike a balance between economics ...
Megalithic Origins : Ancient connections between Göbekli Tepe and Peru
2014 04 16
At 6,500 years older than Stonehenge and 7,000 years before the pyramids were constructed, a cult megalithic complex sat atop the hills near current day Sanliurfa, in southeast Turkey.
Göbekli Tepe was flourishing an astonishing 12,000 - 14,000 years ago, and today, the preserved remains still exhibits high degrees of sophistication and megalithic engineering skill. Back in the 1990’s when ...
Department of Transportation Uses LRAD Sound Cannons Against Drivers
2014 04 16
The Missouri Department of Transportation revealed two newly acquired LRAD sound cannons this week, which will reportedly be used to target vehicles that speed in work zones.
Coming in at $25,000 a piece, the Long-Range Acoustic Device, a sonic weapon best know for its use against protesters and insurgents in Afghanistan, will alert drivers to road conditions by shooting a loud ...
|More News » |