In this respect, police officers are like priests who rape children. The church protected its own. Bishops made sure priests who preyed on children were transferred away from parishes where they committed their crimes, so rapists could prey on unknowing victims somewhere else. Similarly, police officers who rape women in their custody find a way to continue their so-called police work, where they can find other victims of their coercion.
Think of the OODA loop as a process, one that applies especially well to situations of conflict. For people who are good in these kinds of activities, the loop unfolds rapidly.
Bush is not our first bad president, nor is he responsible for everything bad in American culture at the moment. Yet for him to set himself up as a critic of current morals is hard to abide. If he had brought such a critical eye to his own behavior, and most importantly to his own decisions, he might see less to dislike now. He might have been able to stop himself from leading his country into ruin.
Infamy, started as a bibliographical project. Sometime around the end of 2011, I began to think that some sort of …
If he wants to force them to behave a certain way during public rites like the national anthem, why doesn’t he simply line up a bunch of dummies at the sideline during the music? If he puts helmets on his dummies, television cameras and fans can’t tell the difference.
For the most part, the FBI does not come to people’s doors at 3:00 a.m. to make troublemakers disappear. I’ll say this: our government has begun to act as if that is something it will do in the future. It already holds people indefinitely without trial, which is a form of disappearance.
We have seen a loss of integrity in educational leadership. Leaders and administrators appear to lack energy, vision, commitment, or even the moral wherewithal to stop the bad things we have seen happen on college campuses. A sort of sickness in college culture has taken hold.
Twenty-one things I would do if I ran the zoo, in this order: Release Bradley Manning from prison (DONE!), and …
What draws your attention to Silveria’s speech is his forceful manner, his emphasis on dignity and respect for all, and his emphatically repeated command to anyone at the academy not willing to treat others with dignity and respect: “Get out!” “Get out!” We do not want you here, you do not belong here, and we want you out as fast as possible.