Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Quote of the day...

The courts are not bound by mere forms, 

nor are they to be misled by mere pretenses. 

They are at liberty — 

indeed, are under a solemn duty — 

to look at the substance of things, 

whenever they enter upon the inquiry 

whether the legislature has transcended 

the limits of its authority. 

If therefore, 

a statute purporting to have been enacted 

to protect the public health, the public morals, or 

the public safety, 

has no real or substantial relation to those objects, or 

is a palpable invasion of rights secured by 

the fundamental law, 

it is the duty of the courts to so adjudge, and 

thereby give effect to the Constitution.

-- Mugler v. Kansas
Source: Mugler v. Kansas, 123 U.S. 623, 661.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The sheep....and the shepherd...

The fact that in any given condition

The people are left with no choice 

Other than to trust their rulers is

What makes.....

The irresponsibility of those 

Who choose to Rule....

An irreconcilable sin.


Friday, May 11, 2018

Extreme rendition and torture-by-proxy.....

Although he initially tried to assert his innocence, 

he eventually confessed to anything 

his tormentors wanted him to say. 

“You just give up, he said. 

“You become like an animal.”

---Maher Arar, 

A Canadian engineer sent Syria.
A year later, in October, 2003, 
Arar was released without charges. … 
Imad Moustapha, the Syrian Ambassador in Washington, 
announced that his country had found no links between 
Arar and terrorism. Arar, it turned out, 
had been sent to Syria on orders from the U.S. government, 
under a secretive program known as “extraordinary rendition.” 
This program had been devised as a means of extraditing 
terrorism suspects from one foreign state to another for 
interrogation and prosecution. 
Critics contend that the unstated purpose of 
such renditions is to subject the suspects to 
aggressive methods of persuasion 
that are illegal in America—including torture.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Stanford Experiment.........

In dehumanizing others..........

We can not expect to hold them

To any known standards.

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Dehumanization, 

although a concrete historical fact,

is not a given destiny but the result of an unjust order 

that engenders violence in the oppressors, 

which in turn dehumanizes the oppressed.

---Paulo Freire.


Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Quote of the day...

What important truth do..... 

very few people agree with you on?

― Peter Thiel.

Friday, May 04, 2018

To be parasiting and para sitting.....The story of the hand that feeds...

Since the dawn of human civilizations

Agriculture labor is the most exploited 

Human resource that is still at 

The bottom of food chain.


Monday, April 30, 2018

Quote of the day.....

[I]t is a truth which the experience of 

all ages has attested, that the people are 

always most  in danger, when 

the means of injuring their rights are 

in the possession of those of whom 

they entertain the least suspicion.

-- Alexander Hamilton(1757-1804)
 Secretary of the Treasury 
Source: writing as "Publius" in _Federalist No. 25
December 21, 1787