I’m hatching an idea and want to toss it around here for feedback & input. I’m thinking of DK folks who are either resistant or overwhelmed with discussions on the whole Truth:Torture topic. My idea is, it would be a group effort, to do a new Weekly Series on the subject, with three or so items in each Issue: a Book Review, a Website Review; and , #3, is a Wild Card. #3 could be a music video, a cartoon, or lulz, or something.
Maybe also include a Week In Review Update / Summary of News too.
Ya know… “Torture Lite”…
What do you think?
I confess my motives are selfish, or selfishly-inspired because I need this! I’ve been flying on fumes and my own limited wit for quite some time now. Maybe I should use this moment to try to explain myself a little, something I’ve been meaning to do here. (And after today, I go to Sleep Mode since DH and DD will be on spring break).
I really have been “living under a rock” for a long time.
I only came back to this realm at all in January 2007, after about a 30 year hiatus. Ostrich Syndrome mostly. It was Obama who lured me back at first and I camped out in the FB 1M Strong Group for most of last spring. A good place to start. Then I migrated over to DK after the summer passed.
As a teenager, early 70’s, I actually was a Peace Activist. I was involved with this Friday Night Group, a discussion group, youth group of the local American Friends Service Committee. Most of the other kids in that group were… you, you people. Valtin. Lol. (except Im not kidding… JS is that you?!?) I am no “policy wonk”, by any stretch, but my instincts are good, and that group in particular did pretty much pave the way, sow the seeds. The Adult there too, Scott, especially.
Anyway… In 1974-75 I went away to college and left all that behind, for the most part. Life goes on. I’ve always danced around the edges and I gravitate toward arty circles.
Fast forward to this century… I know I re-surfaced when the Abu Graib stuff came to light but I only found Code Pink and that did not “take” for me. Ive been a SAHM for 12 years and I really really am coming out of a desert… and I am very very thirsty!
Top 2 Books on my To Read List:
Dark Side, Jane Mayer
Maybe this one? The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism, Ron Suskind
Hope this helps clear the fog a little.