Saturday, March 01, 2008


But such inner voices had to be silenced. We had invested our entire sense of being – our very identities – with the nation-state. If our nation had failed to meet our expectations, this would reflect badly on our personal sense of who we are. Furthermore, if the attacks of that terrible day were – as more perceptive minds are aware – the unintended consequences (or "blowback") of terrible wrongs committed by the government with which we have identified ourselves, we must personally bear some of the responsibility.
I accept no such responsibility. I have never given my
consent to institutionalized/legalized murder and
theft in my name. Anyone who does so is a psychopath.

The rest of you, make your stand now.

Civilization, such as it is, is at stake.

Full essay.