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I’m Sick of Insta-Memorials

I understand the urge to be sympathetic. I understand that people have the basic drive to be empathetic with victims of senseless violence. So I know how callous this is going to sound. For a while now, I have been disgusted by the instant memorials that pop up at the scenes of the crimes. The…

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ISIS Announces Cessation of Operations

After witnessing heinous acts of unspeakable cruelty, leaders of the radical Islamist movement move to suspend operations Alternative News Service – November 29, 2014 According to intelligence assets inside the ISIS capital of Ar-Raqqah, on Friday night while monitoring Western television broadcasts, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi witnessed an act so ruthless that he was…

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Serenity

So, no more runnin’…I aim to misbehave. ~ Captain Mal Reynolds In a true “trigger” moment, when my Facebook friend Emmie Lou Tucker linked to the story about the Georgetown student who was mugged but couldn’t “condemn his assailants because to do so from his ‘perch of privilege’ would be unfair”, the wheels started turning…