Each of us is on some sort of search for the truth, however passive or however deeply submerged beneath the layers of things like activity, pretense, prejudice and denial. Despite our inherent preference for patterns and habits and stasis, we ultimately encounter greater truth in those unanticipated, vulnerable moments scattered throughout life and it throws a wrench in the works of our world view. This column is meant to examine the reasons we fail or succeed at finding the truth when we need it. And this first installment considers the often frightening pace at which the world seems to be changing.
January 7, 2010, at 5:22 pm — Blogs
I’ve been holding this back since Christmas but… HE BLEW UP HIS CROTCH! The best Al Queda has to offer screwed up and blew up his crotch! And people are afraid of this? How can we be truly afraid of an enemy that simply mutilates itself?
Last week, in response to litigation filed by the ACLU, the Obama administration released four top secret memos used by the Bush administration in discussing interrogation techniques approved for use by the CIA on high-level detainees at Guantanamo Bay. But what of the acts discussed in these memos? Do the acts constitute torture in the minds of most Americans? In my view, most of them sound like activities that fraternity pledges willingly submit themselves to during Hell Week each and every year in our academies of higher learning.