Member Profile

Total number of comments: 5 (since 2013-11-28 16:44:13)

Jonathan Inskeep

Showing comments 5 - 1
Page:

  • Bradley Manning and Mohamed Bouazizi
    • The military is ours, and the President is our commander in chief. Certainly, the President does not command private citizens, and I don't believe that is what I said. I have not bought into "authoritarian newspeak" as you incorrectly suggest. What is your point?

    • Great idea! But we all know it won't happen.

      Jonathan Inskeep
      jonathaninskeep@mac.com
      Crofton, Maryland
      USA

    • In response to AnnaCatherine 01/25/2011 at 11:24 AM

      Your comments are right on the mark, with one small exception. You state that "there has been very little objection..." when in fact there has been massive objection--it has just not been reported in the government controlled corporate press. As the Supreme Court prepared its decision to appoint Bush as president, overruling the state of Florida, there were tens of thousands of us on the steps of the Court, protesting. On January 20, 2001 when Bush assumed office, we vastly outnumbered those who had come to Washington DC to party in support of Bush. The authorities brought in thugs from every local police force from suburban Virginia and Maryland, as well as the dozen or so police forces in DC (local police, Capital Police, Secret Service, Park Police, etc. etc.) on horses, in cars, and on foot in riot gear (I have hundreds of pictures that I personally took to prove this). The media refused to report any of this, because they wanted to make sure that Bush's war plans were carried out, resulting in huge profits for their corporate masters.

      The vast majority of Americans opposed both wars, and expressed that opposition at the polls and in the streets. I was there, I saw it directly, and I took pictures. When I confronted so-called journalists who reported the opposite, they readily admitted that the articles they were writing and publishing were lies, and they had no ethical problems with their dishonesty. They were all trying to get their next promotions, and didn't care about the hundreds of thousands of deaths of innocents that they were enabling.

      Jonathan Inskeep
      jonathaninskeep@mac.com
      Crofton, Maryland
      USA

    • I agree completely.

      How do we go about establishing "mainstream political will" to defend the basic human rights of Mr. Manning? Obviously petitioning our government didn't work, since our government refused to accept the petition. I live about an hour's drive from Quantico. Maybe if we got a few thousand of us, or more, to descend on the base peacefully, we might petition for redress of our grievances, since that, and the right to peacefully assemble, are guaranteed by the Constitution. We need to embarrass our commander in chief into taking action.

      Jonathan Inskeep
      Crofton, Maryland
      USA

Showing comments 5 - 1
Page: