Is terrorism caused by religion, or circumstances of oppression, be it economic or a military occupation from a foreign country? This question to me falls on the scale of nature and nurture. There are many people who believe Muslims represent the predominant threat because of their methods of terror; most notably suicide bombings. But is … Continue reading Terrorism – A Toxic Soup, But Is Religion Really The Key Ingredient?
Minutes following the Boston Bombing the demand for justice – if not vengeance – was in full demand. People were scared, confused, not knowing if there would be other attacks and in what form they might come. And there was more violence, resulting in the tragic death of an MIT Police Officer Sean A. Collier, … Continue reading The Police State – Bill Maher and Ron Paul’s Take On The Response To The Boston Bombings
Can science help us cope with terrorism? Certainly it can help us to better understand why people commit acts of terror. There are many theories out there that seem so far entrenched within the spectrum of common sense that some might argue it’s not necessary to dig deeper – religious extremists and repressed populations to … Continue reading The Science of Terrorism And Cooperation Between Enemies
It’s been a rough week for America. Terrorism, explosions and an inept Washington all fueling a sense of despair in the country. With the corporate owned mainstream media once again spitting on the time honored profession of journalism, more concerned with being the first to break a story by seconds than with getting it accurate, one needs … Continue reading A Week Of Terror In Review