Ethics of Not Ruining Everything

Today I listened to the audio book of Entangled Empathy: An Alternative Ethic for Our Relationship With Animals by Lori Gruen while reading the hardcopy of From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel Dennett. As a result I have been better able to empathize with Dennett?s obsession with the uniqueness of human consciousness, and I have been better able to marvel at the complex precision of Gruen?s theorizing. But I don?t seem to be any better read more

Major Mistake Found in Congressional Creation of Space Army

Even CNN struggles to stay solemn, neither laughing nor vomiting, at news of Congress creating a new branch of the U.S. military to fight wars in space.

Of course, one purpose of militarizing space, which other nations have long supported banning by treaty, has for the United States long been to facilitate more unstoppable attacks on various corners of the little planet earth.

But another stated purpose of this legislation is to ?guard the galaxy.? Here?s where a massive miscalculation read more

G20 Protests Erupt; “#WTF” Silicon Valley Democrats

On this episode of “By Any Means Necessary” host Eugene Puryear is joined by David Swanson, author, activist, journalist, and radio host and Will Griffin, board of directors of Veterans For Peace and the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space and the creator of The Peace Report, a source for antiwar media. The group talks about the G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, the over-hyped threat of North Korea and the role of war propaganda in US media.

In a special read more

Silicon Oligarchs Should Save Themselves, Not Us

After the most expensive Congressional election in history saw a spectacular loss by a much-hyped Democrat who included only two policy topics on his entire website: cutting government spending, and running the government more like a corporation, a couple of Silicon Valley would-be Democratic-Party oligarchs have set up a website called ?Win the Future? (guess who loses!) to raise money to buy billboards in Washington, D.C., to say things like ?cut read more

Rahm Emanuel Imposes Military Draft on Chicago

Outdoing Donald Trump?s repeated threats to ?send in the feds? to deal with Chicago?s problems, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the man who promised to keep the war on Iraq going in 2007 in order for Democrats to run ?against? it again in 2008, and the man who defunded Chicago schools, has declared that he will not give graduating high school students in Chicago their diplomas, read more