While reading my Lapham’s Quarterly I came across the “Requerimiento” (Requirement). This was a written declaration of sovereignty and war, read by Spanish military forces to assert their sovereignty over the Americas. “It was used to justify the assertion that God, through historical Saint Peter and appointed Papal successors, held authority as ruler over the entire Earth; and that the Inter…… Continue reading The ISIS takes a page from Spanish Conquistadors!
At the gym today I had the misfortune to look up at the t.v. which was tuned to CNN. They were covering the Israeli invasion and my blood started to boil. It appears an Israeli soldier was taken hostage and it was being called a “game changer.” I absolutely detest the way Americans…… Continue reading Israel invasion of Gaza – 2nd Post
Again, it has been a very long time since my last post. The reason is laziness, pure and simple. But tonight, as I glare into the never ending stream of news on my iPhone I find myself overwhelmed by the amount of stupid I am reading. As I am still very much in lazy mode,…… Continue reading Romney, Republicans, Petraeus and Israel
I just wanted to write down a few thoughts about the embassy attacks that are occurring. The first is that I find it completely despicable that Romney has used the events to score political points. That was a very stupid move which all the pundits pointed out the day after he made it. I just…… Continue reading Embassy Attacks
Well, I’ve gotten that urge to write again. As is often the case the thoughts just appear serendipitously. I didn’t ask for them, hell, I think I would like a break and just be able to enjoy the news! But no, the thoughts come quickly and furiously and when this happens I have to post.…… Continue reading PBS should be our the national station of the USA