MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

December 20, 2010

The Meat In The Sandwich

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:45 am

John Grant on Defense Secretary Gate’s characterization of the Pashtun homeland as “the meat in the sandwich” and his recollections of the December 16 demonstration at the White House.

December 2, 2010

“Get Over It; Wikileaks Is Good For America”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 3:49 pm

Our friend, John Grant, makes an excellent case for Wikileaks being the best thing for America since the Freedom of Information Act.  Even Walter Lippmann would be impressed. Paste the link to your browser.

September 3, 2010

“Somethin’s Happening Here, And You Don’t Know What It Is”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:26 pm

Our friend John Grant quotes Bob Dylan after hearing Chris Hedges’s dark thoughts at a Veterans For Peace meeting in Portland, Maine.  Plenty here to think about.

August 19, 2010

Maintaining The Empire

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:36 pm

Our friend John Grant writes about the Empire and about Robert Kaplan’s book describing it.  The interesting thing is that Kaplan is not a leftist but a rather conservative fellow.  Which makes it difficult for his right-wing friends to deny the Empire.  The left, meanwhile, seems to have assumed the role of Cassandra, who was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo.  Unfortunately, nobody believed her and so, when she warned the Trojans about the Greeks and their horse, she was ignored.  A really good piece of writing.  Probably our greatest chronicler of the Empire is Chalmers Johnson, whose new book, “Dismantling The Empire: America’s Last Best Hope,” is highly recommended.