David Swanson: Liberating Hawaii

One Nation the U.S. Actually Should Liberate “Secretary Kerry? It’s Ukraine on the phone asking about liberation again. Have you been able to get them a reference letter yet from Libya or Iraq or Afghanistan? How about Vietnam? Panama? Grenada? Kosovo maybe? Ukraine says Syria says you have a reference letter in the works from …

David Swanson: Do We Blame Sociopaths — or a Society Become Pathologically Dysfunctional?

Can We Really Blame Sociopaths? I’ve been hearing increasingly from multiple quarters that the root of our problems is psychopaths and sociopaths and other loosely defined but definitely different beings from ourselves.  Rob Kall has produced a quite interesting series of articles and interviews on the subject. I want to offer some words of caution …

David Swanson: War – The Stupidest Idea in History

The Stupidest Idea in the History of the World If you search on the internet for “the stupidest idea in the history of the world” you’ll come away thinking that maybe a top contestant is the invention of Youtube. Who knew so many idiots could do so much damage to themselves with so many motorbikes …

David Swanson: If DoD Is Not Defensive, What Is It?

If the Defense Department’s Not Defensive, What Would Be? Militarism has made us less safe, and continues to do so.  It is not a useful tool for protection. So, what is? Studies over the past century have found that nonviolent tools are more effective in resisting tyranny and oppression and resolving conflicts and achieving security than violence is. …

David Swanson: Operation Nazification

Operation Nazification Annie Jacobsen’s new book is called Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America. It isn’t terribly secret anymore, of course, and it was never very intelligent. Jacobsen has added some details, and the U.S. government is still hiding many more. But the basic facts have been available; they’re …