…I swear. But some good columns have come out since 9/11 that I thought were worth blurbs:
- Rodney Balko at HuffPost notes the increased militarization of the police, which is an increased cost in both dollars and freedom points.
- Ignoramus right-statists continue to perpetuate the unwavering narrative that Muslims wish us harm for no reason but that they are Muslim. So infantile an argument, even a Southerner could refute it:
- Slate posits that to justify Homeland Security spending, we would have to foil 1,667 Times Square attacks.
- Noam Chomsky, misled as he may be on economic topics and the social policies that spring therefrom, tears the arguments against the idea that blowback caused 9/11 to itty bitty shreds.
- Anthony Gregory asks “was it worth it?” The answer to anyone with common sense is a resonding “NO!”
- A few-years-past documentary asks another question: “was it all a lie?” (No, you don’t have to watch it; that is a write-up)
- Finally, some random article from some random site hits on the quote shown in the picture above, intimating that we cannot talk about war only because questioning the state apparatus, whether on the right or left, is verboten.
[It was a JOKE! No, I don’t think Southerners are stupid. Some of the men I respect most as thinkers on the planet are from the South…]