What did you read this week?
Has it been twelve years already? Read More Open Thread: 9/11/13
Bless my heart, pretty kittens, you are back. Was last week that good? Did you forget about what the news appetizers deal usually about? Did that hope and positivity get you thinking, oh hey, I can get some more next week? Read More News Appetizers: I’m Coming Weezy
As I sat in my apartment on Sunday, looking out over lower Manhattan, I felt miles away from the ceremonies that were taking place not even a ten-minute subway ride from my house. I feel isolated from this event, which in itself seems arrogant to say, yet accurate, as I do not feel like 9-11 is something that I could ever claim, if that is even possible. The day and its histories are an abstraction, something fraught and untouchable, yet part of complete normalcy that is now social fabric of the way we live now. Read More To Be Better: A Request, Post-9/11
“I watched as a nation drank deep from that very dark elixir of American nationalism”¦ the flip side of nationalism is always racism, it’s about self-exaltation and the denigration of the other. And it’s about forgetting that terrorism is a tactic. You can’t make war on terror.” ““ Chris Hedges Read More On Accountability and Actions: Looking at the Death of Osama