A Straight Shot of Politics

A blog from a gentleman of the Liberal political persuasion dedicated to right reason, clear thinking, cogent argument, and the public good.

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I have returned from darkness and quiet. I used to style myself as "Joe Claus", Santa Claus’ younger brother because that is what I still look like. I wrote my heart out about liberal politics until June of 2006, when all that could be said had been said. I wrote until I could write no more and I wrote what I best liked to read when I was young and hopeful: the short familiar essays in Engish and American periodicals of 50 to 100 years ago. The archetype of them were those of G.K. Chesterton, written in newspapers and gathered into numerous small books. I am ready to write them again. I am ready to write about life as seen by the impoverished, by the mentally ill, by the thirty years and more of American Buddhist converts, and by the sharp eyed people [so few now in number] with the watcher's disease, the people who watch and watch and watch. I am all of these.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Yes, Virginia, Torture is Wrong

We bloggers are beginning to preen ourselves on being the real newshounds, covering what the "mainstream media" can't or won't. But, if I may say so, our Achilles heel is that we are constantly gabbing to each other about whatever the latest sensation in our world consists of and not digging deeper into fundamental issues.

When someone does, and does so with considerable moral courage, I think they should be recognized. Sebastian Holsclaw and Will over at Wills4223, on the right and the left respectively, have each placed two major posts on American torture (here,here, here, and here) that should, but, of course, won't, be required reading and thinking for any American.

I particularly salute Mr. Holsclaw, since the proponents of torture share the same views as he does on many other subjects, it is always easy to turn a blind eye in such cases, and it requires both intellectual and moral courage not to.



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