CHRIS HEDGES – The hijackers who carried out the attacks on 9/11, like all radical jihadist groups in the Middle East, spoke to us in the murderous language we taught them.
Tag: white supremacy
How Portland Radicalized Me
SASKIA HOSTETLER LIPPY, MD – Today I find myself in an untenable position. I run an online encrypted mental health service to serve the Portland protest movement. This is the story of how I came to use a code name, an encrypted email and apps, and risk myself to help frontline activists.
Ending the Violence Starts with You and Me
MICHAEL NAGLER – Until today I didnâ€™t even know there was such a thing as white supremacist music. Wade Michael Page knew; the â€œdomestic terroristâ€ who killed six people at the Oak Creek Sikh temple in Wisconsin a week ago Sunday had played in a neo-Nazi band called â€œDefinite Hateâ€ and started one called “End Apathy” in 2005. So Page, when you think of it, has something in common with his immediate predecessor in mass murder, James Holmes, who perpetrated the Aurora, CO shooting two weeks earlier. Despite their differences, in his case also a form of contemporary â€œart,â€ namely the Batman film, played some role in the buildup to his murderous violence.
Hope is for the Lazy: The Challenge of Our Dead World
ROBERT JENSEN – In 2005, I preached on the ecological crisis in a sermon I titled â€œHope is for the Weak: The Challenge of a Broken World.â€ Looking back, I realize that I had been far too upbeat and optimistic, probably trying too hard to be liked. Today I want to correct that. Hence, my updated title: â€œHope is for the Lazy: The Challenge of Our Dead World.â€