Archive for Non-interventionism
Dave Killion — April 18, 2012
More photos of US military troops posing with Afghani corpses have come to light, the soldiers smiling away. I can’t judge them harshly, because I think most of them believe they are doing a good thing by serving, and for the moment they are proud of what they think is a job well done.
Sadly, as evidenced by the above series of photographs of three US Marines before, during, and after Afghanistan, the smiles will fade from their eyes, to be replaced by something much duller and harder. And all for nothing. Such a waste.
Dave Killion — January 19, 2012
Noah’s Dad brings this ad to our attention, and shares his thoughts-
“This wasn’t a “Special Clothing For Special People” catalog. There wasn’t a call out somewhere on the page proudly proclaiming that “Target’s proud to feature a model with Down syndrome in this week’s ad!” And they didn’t even ask him to model a shirt with the phrase, “We Aren’t All Angels” printed on the front.
In other words, they didn’t make a big deal out of it. I like that.”
Of course, if Target had made a big deal out of it, there would likely be ugly things said about cynicism and greed, so they did what the market would most reward them for doing – treat a child with Down Syndrome just the same as they would any other kid. No need for any special acts, regulation, or other government mischief. Just pure self-interest and the profit motive, working together to create a more tolerant, inclusive, and egalitarian world.
Thanks to Neatorama for the pointer!
David — December 28, 2011
There are some great quotes from this recent Haaretz interview with Ron Paul:
“‘Any kind of racism or anti-Semitism is incompatible with my philosophy,’ Paul said in an interview with Haaretz, conducted by email. ‘Ludwig von Mises, the great economist whose writing helped inspire my political career, was a Jew who was forced to leave his native Austria to escape the Nazis. Mises wrote about the folly of seeing people as part of groups rather than as individuals,’ Paul said.”
“Q. Do you support completely cutting all foreign aid, including the aid to Israel? Paul: Yes, I am personally against all foreign aid. We give $3 billion to Israel and $12 billion to her avowed enemies. How does that help Israel? And in return, we act like her master and demand veto power over her foreign policy.”
Also, check out Megan Kelly’s interview with Doug Wead, senior advisor to the Good Doctor:
Mr. Wead needs to be in the spotlight more as he is very effective at answering questions.
Dave Killion — October 31, 2011
Plus, polar bears are frequently found sporting the national colours!
Here in the Great White North, it’s beavers vs.bears -
“A Canadian senator has called for a national “emblem makeover” by replacing a vegetarian rodent that defends its territory with urine with the world’s largest walking carnivore that thrives in the cold.
Referring to the beaver as a “dentally defective rat,” Nicole Eaton called on Ottawa to replace the critter as the national emblem with the polar bear, an animal she hails as strong, majestic and brave.”
The beaver is respected for being peaceful and industrious, qualities long attributed to Canadians. However, the Senator may have a point. Given the recent willingness of Canadians to join with the imperialist US government in various foreign adventures, perhaps something a little more blood-thirsty would be in order.