Tag Archives: Loyalists

Down to sports, empires are tribal

American World Cup viewers tuning in to watch their team face England on Saturday might be excused confusion about their adversary’s flag. Instead of the British Union Jack, English fans waved a red and white standard usually only glimpsed in … Continue reading

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Think Iran is coming down too hard on inciters of protest? Remember Neda!

You might not have expected me to invoke the name of Neda Agha Soltan(i), the Green Revolution bystander “whose name in Farsi means ‘voice’” and whose angelic face adorned every subsequent Iranian reform movement ephemera. Remember the video where pretty … Continue reading

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Reenacting wars of colonial imperialism

COLORADO SPRINGS, 1776. District 12 elementary school 5th graders reenacted a couple Revolutionary War battles, where the heretofore unstoppable Red Coats fought in vain to crush the American insurgency. Aided by Awakening Councils of British Loyalists, the English troops threw … Continue reading

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Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party

REVOLUTION IS BREWING? We can only hope. While it is tempting to lampoon the self-interested prigs, with a “PHOOEY ON HEALTH CARE” or “I WANT A GOVERNMENT THAT DOES NOTHING” or “NO TAXATION OR REPRESENTATION,” there is the allure that … Continue reading

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Obamapologists task growing Sisyphean

The anticipation is building for one hell of a JANUARY 21ST wouldn’t you say? While emails are flying, about invitations to this inauguration party or that, or about holding Obama’s feet to whose fire on Day One, Two or Three, … Continue reading

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The Beatles were counter-revolutionary

Much as the world adores The Beatles, would it not be instructive to note that they led the forces of passivism, and lost, thankfully, to the urgent demands of passionate youth ignited by the imperative to upturn the old world order. Continue reading

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