I'm counting down to the New Year by looking back at some of the posts on Scarry Thoughts that were viewed most often in 2013 . . . and my own personal favorites . . .
(See What Will Election 2014 Boil Down To? )
(See The 2013 DC Drones Conference: 5 Big Takeaways )
See 2013 = 1984 ?
(See How Do You Say "Suicide Narcissus" in Chinese?)
When you go to the UN website, it says, "Welcome to the United Nations. It's your world."
Davis saw that, as long as nations are calling the shots, the way of
the world will continue to be "might makes right" and more war. The only
solution is to have a higher authority and a higher loyalty. A case in
point is the United Nations' role in stopping and prosecuting the crimes
of the United States.
Let's hope that, as the UN turns its focus to drones, it gives us something Garry Davis would have been proud of.
(See The United Nations, Drones, and Garry Davis)
(See 2014: The Year of Transparency (for U.S. Drone Use)?)
(See Election 2014: The Moment of Truth for the US Antiwar Movement?)
(See Free Them All )
(See Drone Gaze, Drone Injury: The War on Communities of Color )
In a 1979 essay, Isaac Asimov wrote, "I feel confident that attempts to use robots without safeguards won't
work and that, in the end, we will come round to the Three Laws." What are the laws that Asimov predicted would be used to limit the potential for injury from robots?
(See A Modest Proposal: Debate the Drones )
And here are some of my personal favorites from 2013 . . . .
(See Asters for Eva )
I believe when Jesus broke the bread and poured the wine and said
"Remember me this way," he was much more interested in encouraging us to
keep having conversations -- conversations that really matter --
with others . . . and finding ways to be in relationship with our
neighbors . . . all the while reminding us "never underestimate the
power of food" . . .
(See Get Outside Your Comfort Zone and Have A Conversation Today (Welcome to the Ministry))
(See "Ender's Game" and the Militarization of Youth: Can We Talk About This? )
(See Marriage Equality Is a Human Right )
(See Days for Looking at the Sea )
(See Remember June 4)
(See When is Christianity Going Back to Being the Religion of "UN-entombment"?)
The Ames Middle School in Chicago serves a largely Spanish-speaking community. Is the militarization
of Ames anything other than a signal of what the Democratic party means
by equitable treatment for immigrants?
(See The Militarization of Ames: The Real Meaning of the DREAM Act )
whom and in what should we be putting our faith?" If not in Manning --
and the Manning Principle -- then in whom, and in what?
(See The Path to Peace: Why Not the Manning Way?)
(See IRAN: 3 Reality Checks on the Emerging U.S. Narrative)