Avarice, Belligerence, Greed: A Reflection On Human Nature

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As the occupations, arrests, and harassments continue across our homeland, the faint drumbeat of war echoes ever louder from the big white house in D.C.  And, who is at the center of all this attention, the considered target for military aggression, hegemonic expansion, and resource re-distribution?  Well, Iran is, of course.  The secret is out – Iran has been developing nuclear weapons capabilities (OMG). Yet, within the doomsday scenario now percolating inside those heady heads in the capitol of Empire, Russia, North Korea, and Pakistan are also to be implicated.  So, what else is new?  Everyone get under the desks!  Quick!

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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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7 Responses to Avarice, Belligerence, Greed: A Reflection On Human Nature

  1. I remember getting under the desk in elementary school with all the malarchy going on (not to mention all the shelters etc built for nuclear war etc). Yes, a total state of paranoia is setting in once again. I think the people of these countries will do a very good job eventually getting rid
    of the leaders they don’t wish to have anymore in their own way. Leave them to it. I find it all
    incredibly interesting to watch (through the BBC). I wish I didn’t think that the days of peaceful demonstrations were over. Nobody listens anymore. Rights are being eroded everywhere, and
    it seems that it is down to the spin that a terrorist is living in practically everyone’s backyard.
    Well, I don’t know what to say really. Nothing makes a difference.

    • kulturcritic says:

      Dina – welcome to the discussion. Nice of you to drop in. And yes, you are correct. I am certain someone in charge, somewhere, has already labelled me a terrorist. The question that still haunts me is this: what were these rights we had, anyway; just a way of keeping us penned in and placated, so that the big boys could build their fortunes and institutions. Just a thought. Anyway. I am glad you stopped in; why not join the party and subscribe to my weekly offering? my very best, sandy

      • Hi Sandy, I receive a lot of things from your site, so don’t I already belong to
        something? (My memory obviously isn’t as great as it was!). But I agree with an awful lot
        of what you say. Have a couple of your books as well. Don’t you have a new one out?
        And I’ve never thought of you as being of a terrorist-bent. I believe in free speech. It’s
        supposed to be guaranteed to us isn’t it through the US Constitution? I’m absolutely disgusted by the political crap I read on facebook all the time lately. People so ingrained in their own hate and telling everyone else they have to right to dispute anything they say. Anyway, if you want to send me particulars of your new book I will see about getting it. Cheers Sandy.

  2. Just ordered your newest book. Am looking forward to a good read!

  3. bart says:

    Sandy I believe you missed arrogance in your intro. Also is there a word for unfathamobile greed?

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