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Monthly Archives: June 2009
If our government won’t, should we?
Worldview Item of the Day
Our current era of connectedness allows us an unprecedented view into international affairs, one so unprecedented that we often no longer need to trust our government to reach foreign policy conclusions on our behalf. We can evaluate the evidence and reach those conclusions on our own.
The Constitution clearly prohibits individual citizens from taking foreign policy actions on their own, but at what point does the belief by a group of citizens that the government’s foreign policy actions are wrong allow that group of citizens to act? This idea of private foreign policy is one that is growing and will likely come to plague traditional governmental systems with more frequency in the years to come. […] Continue reading
Posted in Ethics, Foreign Policy, Government, Iran, Nations, News, Society, World Watch, Worldview Item of the Day Tagged Citizens, Constitution, Foreign Policy, Iran, Revolution 3 Comments
More thinking on Iran
Worldview Thought for the Day Last week, I posted on what I was thinking about the ongoing protests in Iran, which post I believe I need to clarify. I do not, in any way, doubt the sincerity of the protesters … Continue reading
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Thinking about Iran
Worldview Thought for the Day
Is it all a ruse?
After all, just beneath the thin veneer of West-pleasing democratic motions lies the dictatorship of the Grand Ayatollah. That same dictatorship underlay the previous administration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. That same dictatorship has been behind Iran’s nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons programs since the 1980s.
I am not saying that the millions of people protesting all over Iran are not sincere. Instead, I am saying that the same dictatorship of the Grand Ayatollah that has been orchestrating things in Iran since it first overthrew the Shaw in 1979 could very likely be allowing the events unfolding there now for its own purposes. […] Continue reading
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Jules Crittenden has up a well-written piece on his weblog about the 194th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo and how that battle helped lead to the rise of the anglosphere as it exists today. It’s worth reading just for … Continue reading
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I do not mean the title to this post euphemistically. […] Continue reading
Posted in Farming Tagged Cattle, Farming, Modern Technology, work 4 Comments