Peace Passion: May 2003 Archive

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Memorial words I can cherish
Excerpt: Edwin D. Campbell is a veteran from Dartmouth, MA who has an excellent Memorial Day piece in today's Standard-Times. I wish someone would put it on the desk of that shameless man who masquerades as a soldier for political gain....
Posted on May 26, 2003 04:15 PM Comments: 0
Ignorance, fear and a new sense of direction
Excerpt: I have been meaning to sit down and come to grips with where my personal peace efforts need to be concentrated when this morning this story hit me like a ton of bricks. It is not about the administration -...
Posted on May 22, 2003 05:57 AM Comments: 0
Jesus as pacifist again
Excerpt: I've been thinking more about the Christian right position on war. What stirred this was the emphasis president Bush put on hate recently. "These despicable acts were committed by killers whose only faith is hate," he said today during a...
Posted on May 14, 2003 09:01 AM Comments: 3
Governments are sort of like God????
Excerpt: How does the Christian right get around the obvious pacifism of Christ? I had assumed it was some sort of argument about "tough love." But I found Pat Robertson taking a different approach recently. For him, there is one...
Posted on May 13, 2003 09:24 AM Comments: 0
New blog and a new emphasis for this one
Excerpt: "US and the World" is a new blog created to focus on the intersection of American foreign policy, domestic politics and human rights throughout the world. Much of the sort of material that has appeared in "Peace Passion" over the...
Posted on May 9, 2003 11:02 PM Comments: 0
Digging beneath the stupidity and the politics of war to find an evolutionary answer
Excerpt: Dragic Vukomanovic came up with this wonderful link earlier today and I circulated it widely. This is the best collection of anti-war quotes from a wide variety of sources - soldiers, civilians, scientists, philosophers, entertaininers, and the US Marine Corps...
Posted on May 7, 2003 09:40 PM Comments: 0
Bush League all the way!
Excerpt: When I first ranted about Bush, the play dough warrior, pulling that carrier stunt I was outraged and judging from the fawning way TV was playing it, I was afraid I was going to a lone voice. Fortunately, that is...
Posted on May 7, 2003 04:19 PM Comments: 0
Oh boy - the Iceman, Top Gun and much more
Excerpt: Maureen Dowd says it all with style in today's new York Times. My favorite part of her script is this: ICEMAN: Your ego's writing checks your body can't cash. You didn't need to take all that water survival training in...
Posted on May 4, 2003 06:51 AM Comments: 0
Once more, the carrier stunt
Excerpt: As first reported by the White House, the carrier would be hundreds of miles at sea and so the President had to use a jet to get there - it was beyond the range of the usual helicopter. This turns...
Posted on May 3, 2003 07:07 AM Comments: 0
Teaching, politics and visual langauge
Excerpt: The following is a post I have sent to the UMass Dartmouth Forum and as such is part of a longer discussion. But I think it's very relevant to this whole business of Bush landing on an aircraft carrier. On...
Posted on May 2, 2003 07:06 PM Comments: 0
Campaign stunt? Who would think that?
Excerpt: Certainly not those yahoo cheerleaders that call themselves television journalists. But at least one publication, The Nation, saw this little bit of costly theatrics for exactly what it was - and took the opportunity to remind the world that this...
Posted on May 2, 2003 05:21 PM Comments: 0
Let's make political hay on 9/11 and keep the truth hidden at the same time!
Excerpt: So let's see if I have this all straight - the Republican party is timing its convention to coincide as closely with the anniversary of September 11 as possible. Meanwhile, the administration is doing everything it can to block publication...
Posted on May 2, 2003 08:23 AM Comments: 0
Gee, you don't think . . .
Excerpt: . . . landing on a carrier in a jet is a dangerous, macho stunt for a sitting president to pull, do you? It's by no means necessary. (If the carrier was too far out to sea to reach by...
Posted on May 1, 2003 01:52 PM Comments: 0
Banfield, MSNBC's shame, the media, and us
Excerpt: I agree with what Don has to say below about Ashleigh Banfield, but for me the key thought in her talk is this one: . . .but I do think that the phenomenon of our attention deficit disorder when it...
Posted on May 1, 2003 04:11 AM Comments: 0