Posts in category "Civil Liberty"

Our Uncritical Media: A Tool for Misinformation and Stereotypes

Our Uncritical Media: A Tool for Misinformation and Stereotypes
By RA Monaco The vile purpose of the narrative fed to the media by Ferguson Police was to convey that the unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown had it coming. The signal received by the Ferguson Police Department was that the media was fully primed to uncritically spread their campaign of disinformation when the comedic satire of... Read more »

The Unaddressed Cultural Hangover of Sexism and Profitability

The Unaddressed Cultural Hangover of Sexism and Profitability
By RA Monaco Are women being kept second-class citizens to maintain the profitability of capitalism and the dominant social order? Generally, these days men like Russell Brand probably don’t want to be thought of as sexists, but his response to the criticism of being a sexist may have some validity.   Unwitting men like Russell Brand—who... Read more »

Avoiding, “The Brick”

Avoiding, “The Brick”
By RA Monaco When our lack of self determination becomes a realization, the issue becomes, how do we create a calculus for change?  If we can’t control the government—the apparatus—we claim manifests the popular will of the nation, women may hold the key to our avoiding “the brick.”  Entrenched inequality and its companion, poverty, is... Read more »
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Serving Masters: The Spectacle of the #NATO 3 Trial

Serving Masters:  The Spectacle of the #NATO 3 Trial
By RA Monaco It was the equivalent of a “slow plea” and intended to be a public spectacle start-to-finish.  The #NATO 3 trial had a purpose and it wasn’t to protect the public from these immature sling-shot-packing young men. I describe the trial as sort of a “slow plea” because clearly there was conduct by... Read more »

Without Election Reforms We’re Going Nowhere Fast

Without Election Reforms We’re Going Nowhere Fast
    By RA Monaco After last night’s State of the Union festivities, I needed a good night’s sleep to step back from the warm and fuzzy feelings I get when I hear our Commander in Chief speak to the nation. It is an undeniable fact, that President Obama is a talented individual—a statesman.  In... Read more »

Why Debate Torture Beyond Morality?

Why Debate Torture Beyond Morality?
Does America stand for anything?  If torture is criminal and immoral then why does it matter whether it works or not?   Does a collateral damage analysis change the depraved means of torture to justify the ends? If morality is the foundation of law—not expedience or convenience—then avoiding another attack on the United States cannot justify... Read more »
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Time to Fear-Proof Liberty

Time to Fear-Proof Liberty
The chaotic hysteria caused by the bombs that went off at the Boston Marathon accents our loss of liberty and the narrative of fear that we have been fed. Since 9/11 America has agreed to give up most of our enumerated rights in exchange for hyper-patriotic tough talk claiming to protect freedom.  The time has... Read more »