Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Diogenes Project: Can Anyone Find an Anti-Drone Congressman?

It is said that the Greek philosopher Diogenes used to wander the market of Athens, shining a lantern in broad daylight, searching for an honest man.

Recently, some of us have been wandering the Twittersphere, searching for a congressman or congresswoman who will speak openly about their opposition to drone killing and drone surveillance.



The tweets keep going out, but all we can detect is darkness.

Maybe we need a brighter lantern?
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Image of Diogenes with his lantern by Jules Bastien-Lepage from Wikipedia.


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(See Zombie Alert! (How Government Secrecy Seduces Congress to Support War) )







In the past several weeks, the President of the United States tried to undertake an attack against a foreign country, but the American people said "Hell no!" and the Congress let the President know they couldn't support it. How often does that happen?

(See When THE PEOPLE Take Control: "Anything Can Happen")






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(See REAL Progressives Demand that the U.S. Come Clean on Drone Killings)