Saturday, April 29, 2006

crossing the line...

Events over take me… personal and work related… so I haven’t had much time to post.

I do have a number of thoughts concerning the immigration debate… I am interested in the need to maintain an inexpensive unprotected service class… It serves Capital's aims. If we had a system for workers to come in legally and a means for them to immigrate after certain criteria had been met, then laissez faire would be served… It would simplify monitoring the borders, fewer terrorists slipping over from Mexico… Oh wait, but that would mean that rights would have to be granted and protection extended to the workers… and that would make them more expensive… and where would their “otherness” go? We have an awful lot of encoded language that is about protecting the “whiteness” of the U.S.

So when does equality for all really mean equality for all?

Thursday, April 13, 2006

thought for the day...

What if Bush had been president during the Cuban missle crisis?

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

one more time...

...and with feeling


You and I have fundamental disagreements that cannot be reconciled...

I am infinitely concerned with the ethics of government. I find a particular evil to government by pragmatism. It fails to recognize what makes us human... It prevents us from becoming "the angels of our better natures"...

...but in a world ruled by pragmatism... why should we protect the innocent? (Culture of Life) Does that serve our best interests? The people of Darfur... are they more guilty? If we're concerned about threats, what about Korea?

"Meanwhile, I would like to note that you never seem to engage the central themes of my critiques… notably the conflation of Christianity with political and economic agendas. That Bush, and many other politicians, continually proclaim their religious devotion… yet their actions and their policies seem out of line with what they say they believe."

You know really... What would Jesus do?