Crimes against humanity are best carried out in secret. Terror can be inflicted, ethnic cleansing can be waged, torture can be committed, and if it is not an official hot spot that the whole world is already watching then who in the world will even know? That is the way it has pretty much always been. But brutal regimes are now on notice that human rights activists with satellites may pop up at any time to document their crimes and haul them before the court of world opinion — and possibly even the International Criminal Court…
It is remarkable how little has been written about Rev. Louie Giglio’s disingenuous statements on the occasion of his withdrawal from participation in the presidential inauguration ceremony. Suffice to say that he has not retreated one bit from the hateful statements that surfaced and forced his departure. But the real problem, you see, is not Giglio. It’s those crafty gay people who objected to the hate. Much more.
Yes, for a number of years now, elements of the Democratic Party sometimes pander to the Religious Right to the point where its more like aping the Religious Right. Just when I thought the leadership was pretty much over it, the Rev. Louie Giglio imbroglio shows that I was wrong.
A lone sheep cries out:
There are more of us than them!
The flock keeps grazing.
When I was on The Sunday Show on KPFA-FM in Berkeley this afternoon, there was some discussion about potential Left-Right alliances in relation to the national conversation about gun control. People who are thinking about that will want to check out a 2006 article by Abby Scher discussing lessons learned from organizing against The Patriot Act.
Once upon a time, I had a blog. And then a group blog. And I participated on other group blogs. And then there was social media, and I did some of that too. Oh God, thy cyberspace is so big and my blog is so small.
That said, you can follow me on Twitter.
Congratulations to Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria, Illinois — Winner of the 2012 Father Charles Coughlin Award.
I’ll be appearing on The Sunday Show, a weekly public affairs show on KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkley, CA this Sunday, December 30th. Noon to 1:00pm (EST) 9:00 to 10:00am left coast time. I’ll be joining host Phillip Maldari and fellow guest Kevin Alexander Gray to talk about what happened in the year that was, and what can we expect in the year to come? The show is live-streamed as well as broadcast, and podcasts are available.
I wrote about Huck’s latest claim — that the reason for the Newtown massacre is that God does not like the so called contraception mandate, that contraception must be covered in employee health insurance packages — at Daily Kos and at Talk to Action which has been down a lot lately due to technical difficulties. If you encounter said difficulties, please be patient.