Popcorn Sutton: Whiskey Rebel

“Jesus turned water into wine, I turned it into damn likker” – Popcorn Sutton Appalachia’s history is largely comprised of tales of resistance of one form or another. The poster child of Appalachia’s rebellion against unjust authority has always been the Moonshiner, the maker of non-government approved distilled spirits. These spirits were commonly referred to […]

In Wake of Gaza Massacre, Israeli Leaders Should be Prosecuted for War Crimes

A disturbing image of young Israelis sitting by the Gaza border, cheering and watching as bombs fall on Palestinians just a few miles away has evoked widespread condemnation as it circulated on social media. On March 30, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers shot 773 unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza, killing 17 and wounding 1,400. Twenty […]

No, Their Cold Dead Hands

“There are no dangerous weapons. There are only dangerous men.”      – Robert A. Heinlein “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.”      – Dalai Lama Ironic that Hogg is the son of a coproach, the irony is rich with […]

Trump Presidency Equals Bush’s Third Term

Trump is appointing John Bolton as his National Security Adviser. Who’s John Bolton? He’s one of the key architects of the Iraq war, who  previously admitted that the Iraq war was about oil, not protecting the United States from weapons of mass destruction. He has also openly called for partition of Iraq and Syria into a number of different countries – as […]

The US Occupation Of Syria

The United States has invaded Syria with a significant military force, is occupying nearly one-third of its territory, has announced plans for an indefinite occupation, and is plundering the country’s petroleum resources. Washington has no authorization under international or even US law to invade and occupy Syria, much less attack Syrian forces, which it has […]

Overcoming the Instincts of Hive Consciousness

Argentine ants attack a single harvester ant. Photo credit: University of California, Riverside. Ants are the only animal in the world that humanity can be accurately compared with, so much so that perhaps mankind was influenced by antkind more than any other being. Humans and ants are farmers, warriors, harvesters, thieves and enslavers alike. No […]