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Glass Ceilings, Maternal Instincts and Humanitarian War

Glass Ceilings,  Maternal Instincts and Humanitarian War

by Patrick Devlin I found out that we as a people (meaning Democratic party operatives) have finally broken through the glass ceiling with the nomination of Hillary Clinton to be their party’s candidate for president in 2016. And, we all know that America is woefully tardy when it comes to electing women candidates in primaries for presidential elections. Enlightened nations got the decades jump on the good ‘ol USA on this score – Golda Meir was the Prime Minister of Israel in the 1970’s, Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the UK in the 1980s and Angela Merkle is […]

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30 percent is not a majority

30 percent is not a majority

by Patrick Devlin Only partisans ensnared by duopoly insist that there are only 2 choices in American elections. In 2012, 57 percent of American voters voted for president. Obama won 51 percent. Romney won 48 percent. That means the president was ‘elected’ by about 30 percent of American voters. It is not my fault that the status quo legacy parties have pursued a program to discourage voting reduce voter choice and stifle democracy in our country. Recall in the mentioned election, 2012, our presidential candidates chose to not debate about: imperial war and the cost of military industrialism, the failure […]

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Universal soldiers and terrestrial body counts

Universal soldiers and terrestrial body counts

by Patrick Devlin When a terror event happens scared Americans, shaken from their consumer product induced coma, often begin demanding answers. After the inhuman and insane Paris attacks many citizens, perhaps overcome with fear and anger, demanded to know how faithful Muslims could have let the attacks happen and demanded that Muslim communities take responsibility for and apologize for the attacks. This strain of fetid group think was shown in all of its intricate bigotry, know-nothingness and apoplectic xenophobia on CNN as two of its talking head news announcers aggressively demanded an apology from a member of the Parisian Muslim […]

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v2 03.14.15

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v2 02.22.15

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A Thank/sgiving Day Appreciation

A Thank/sgiving Day Appreciation

by Patrick Devlin Thank you NSA, for deciding that I cannot have privacy…ever : your fascism is breathtaking. Thank you oligarchs, for decimating the middle class and ending class mobility forever : your greed is stultifying. Thank you industrial farmers, for killing the soil with chemicals : your destroying biodiversity is unceasing. Thank you media moguls, for neutering necessary news and for creating ‘infotainment’ : your selling out democracy is complete. Thank you Christian zealots, for excusing your bigotry by twisting theology : your interpretations justify child killing. Thank you Republicans, for mixing class war, imperial war & religious war […]

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War is a racket…would you like to buy some surplus military hardware?

War is a racket…would you like to buy some surplus military hardware?

by Patrick Devlin In Sonny Boy Williamson’s song called “Decoration Day” he sings that his deceased wife asked him before she passed to bring flowers to her grave on every Decoration Day. Already a holiday of remembrance for the nearly half a million Civil War dead when the song was recorded in Aurora, IL in 1938, Sonny Boy’s wife asks him that he pay respects to her while he is at the graveyard on Decoration Day honoring the memory of our fallen soldiers. The years tick by, the number of fallen ‘warriors’ (in today’s parlance) rises unabated and we stand […]

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A Holder of Political Ideology, not Justice

A Holder of Political Ideology, not Justice

by Patrick Devlin If you ask an attorney if torture is OK, if broad based warrantless wiretapping is allowed, if wealthy private corporations can be absolved of felonies just because they are wealthy corporations, if American citizens can be executed with a no charges leveled against them or trial – it really doesn’t matter what political party they are affiliated with – a member of the bar will generally agree that none of the above statements make sense, and in fact, these statements actually contravene our laws, our treaties and our constitution. But, if you are asking these questions of […]

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