Shaking the Foundations: Beyond the Rule of Law

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The arrest, Thursday, of Chris Hedges along with fifteen other protesters in front of the Goldman Sachs offices in Manhattan, signals further exposure of the fangs of fascism lurking not-so-stealthily beneath the cover of our self-proclaimed democratic republic. The fraud, conspiracy, terrorism, and criminal belligerence engaged in by this and previous administrations should not go unpunished.  The repeated use of force to silence thoughtful and largely conscientious voices is itself criminal, no less so than the torture and murder of civilians across MENA.  What happened to the right of free speech in the homeland… or did it never really exist here?  Was that “right” merely allocated to the landed-aristocracy, the wealthy class, and more recently, to the corporations (or super-citizens), by our aristocratic founding fathers and their well-heeled progeny?

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About kulturcritic

With a doctorate in religious studies from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, Sandy had a ten-year academic career, with appointments at University of Virginia and the Colorado School of Mines. He spent the next twenty years in executive ranks at several of America’s largest international firms, including Computer Sciences Corporation, Ernst & Young, and General Electric. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America, as well as parts of Eurasia and Africa. For the past five years Sandy has been living in Western Siberia with his wife and young child, teaching at the Pedagogical University and the Altai Institute for Law and Economics in Barnaul, Russia. Published works include VERONIKA: The Siberian's Tale (a novel), (Islands Press 2011) Apocalypse Of The Barbarians: Inquisitions On Empire (Islands Press, 2010), The Recovery of Ecstasy: Notebooks From Siberia (Booksurge, 2009), Recollective Resolve: A Phenomenological Understanding of Time and Myth (Mercer University Press, 1987), Ethical Decisionmaking Styles (Addison-Wesley Press, 1986), and Gandhi in the Postmodern Age: Issues in War and Peace (CSM Press,1984).
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2 Responses to Shaking the Foundations: Beyond the Rule of Law

  1. You should have a look at this short video…

    A refreshing discussion on democracy

    • kulturcritic says:

      Thanks Claude. Well worth watching. All hierarchy is enslavement. Escaping hierarchy is frightening because of the unknown and the propaganda of the State. The machine of State is well oiled, even in the midst of systemic collapse. It keeps pumping out the messages that hold us enthralled and enslaved, even as it steals the apparent freedoms as a necessity of national security. And the wars to keep us huddled beneath the flag keep going strong!!

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