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Entries by Robert Koehler from 12/2011

Project Bugsplat

| Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

"Bugsplat" is a term of ultimate disrespect and indifference, and it begins with a state of mind. The global Occupy movement, with its humane and nonviolent core certainty, is tipping the balance. Finally it comes down to this: Occupy consciousness.

Used-Up Heroes

| Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

Violence is a toy we play with as a culture, a commodity we sell. And the heroes born of violence, created in adolescent enthusiasm, are subject to the same dehumanization process as our designated enemies.

The Spiritual Jackpot

| Posted 12.15.2011 | Huffington Post

The topic was "Indians of the Midwest" and the professor was knowledgeable and conveyed serious respect for Native culture, but something kept gnawing at me as she talked.

The Big Lie Marches On

| Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

The war is over, sort of, but the Big Lie marches on: that democracy is flowering in Iraq, that America is stronger and more secure than ever, that doing what's right is the prime motivator of all our military action.