M3: Reflections on the Massachusetts Marathon Massacre


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God do we Americans love spectacle… we just eat it up.  Whether it’s a North Korean standoff, Mexican drug lords, or two young Chechen disaffected intellectuals roaming the streets of Cambridge ready to die rather than be tortured at Guantanamo, we just love spectacle and melodrama. Hollywood can’t keep up with reality!  Actually, it can.  It does. It creates our reality.  You remember ARGO, right?  Art is life.  Well, most of our daily melodrama is produced and brought to you in large measure by Hollywood, the same ownership, the same investments, the same power players controlling the news, the press, the movies and the music.

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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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5 Responses to M3: Reflections on the Massachusetts Marathon Massacre

  1. Beakerkin says:

    Good lord still incoherent and inane as ever.

    Just another over educated spoiled kid playing revolutionary. It is easy to abuse the refugee program, get welfare from the nation you claim to despise, commit pointless crimes against innocent people and defame your coreligionist with Beavis and Butthead terrorism.

    It is a harder thing to hold a job, work hard, support your family and be a law abiding man worthy
    of respect. Loser types use all types of excuses to rationalize their crimes.

    • kulturcritic says:

      Hey Beak… sign up for my weekly updates!

      • Beakerkin says:


        Could have used your help with articles about group dynamics. Not exactly surprised that
        older officers were less inclined to go with group think. I learned the hard way young careerists can sometimes be amoral in their quest for glory.

        In short it is typically easier to get 20 somethings to do the wrong thing then 40 somethings.

        • kulturcritic says:

          Well, the thing is that the older one’s figure out how to bend the law, or remake it to suit their needs. Certainly, the current administration, just like the W administration, are experts at rewriting the law to suit their needs.

    • Disaffected says:

      Or so the story goes. I, for one, don’t believe a word I’m told from the mass media anymore. This whole mess screams CIA set-up if you ask me.

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