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The Memorial Day Myth 2022

My annual Memorial Day post: Another start to summer [although, of a very different sort], another long weekend and another round of military worshipping mythology.  Memorial Day is all about honoring America’s fallen soldiers, who we are told, died for our freedoms.  I have discussed the erroneous nature of this history previously. At the moment …

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The War Prayer

The following was written by Mark Twain around 1904-05.  It was written in response to the brutal war of suppression that the United States fought against the Philippines after lying to them about granting them independence in return for Pilipino support for the U.S. during the Spanish-American War of 1898, which represented the U.S. entry …

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Dangerous Math

The Nature of Provocation Last week I discussed the world’s oldest equation.  In that same spirit of mathematics I wish to discuss some very dangerous math, as in the math between two armed camps.  Almost everyone in the west, certainly in the United States, takes it for granted that the U.S. is a “force for …

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