Category: Opinion

Does the world need evil? – Editorial

Unfortunately, I do not know. In a logical universe, one would assume that people, particularly people who evade punishment during their lifetimes, will eventually be held accountable for their wrongdoings and abuses of others. After all, what incentive is there to be a decent person if it means living a life of hardship, deprivation, and stress, especially when one can become a crook and live a life of luxury, power, and wealth? What point is there to life if the vilest and most remorseless of criminals eventually share the same heaven as their victims?

From the war crimes and tortures of the Bush administration, to the cover-up of these crimes and the zealous prosecution of those who exposed them by the Obama administration, to the racism, mendacity, corruption, misogyny and overall putridity of the Trump administration, evil is the oil that fuels the world. And the current number of people considering running for the presidency, knowing that their victory will undoubtedly require them to make life or death decisions that could impact millions, clearly indicates that those willing to partake in, and profit from, evil will never be in short supply.

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Julian Assange: a scapegoat for history’s violent male aggression – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The youth of the world already have begun to march out of their classrooms to hold weekly Friday’s 4 Climate rallies in front of parliaments and government offices to demonstrate their sense of frustration and urgency to the deteriorating state of Mother Earth, and the questions it raises about the future questionable survival of all of life unless the whole ball of wax is seriously re-configured. But will even more youth, and now even all their mothers and fathers, join them once America’s state trial of the century begins to spin its evil web of propaganda?

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EDITORIAL EXCERPT: The bad Guys

TIME AND AGAIN, we see the thirst for victory far outstrips conservatives’ oft-expressed concern for principles and conventions. You could say it is itself a long-standing tradition.

The Victorian pairing controversy confirms that conservatives really have only one principle — to win at whatever cost, writes managing editor Dave Donovan.

TIME AND AGAIN, we see the thirst for victory far outstrips conservatives’ oft-expressed concern for principles and conventions. You could say it is itself a long-standing tradition.

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Day to Day Politics: Oh for some “commongoodism”. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Wednesday 26 April 2017 As an unashamed idealist I have always thought that at the centre of any political philosophy should be the ”common good”. In saying this my thoughts often drift toward a better way of doing politics and the term “commongoodism” is central to my internal debate. It sounds idealistic, this common good,…

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