“Lovelock has been warning with increasing urgency that the survival of that species – Homo sapiens – is now gravely threatened by the “Revenge of Gaia“, the title of one of his more recent bestselling books.” The Guardian
“We need a more authoritative world,” he says resolutely. “We’ve become a sort of cheeky, egalitarian world where everyone can have their say. It’s all very well, but there are certain circumstances – a war is a typical example – where you can’t do that. You’ve got to have a few people with authority who you trust who are running it. They should be very accountable too, of course – but it can’t happen in a modern democracy. This is one of the problems.
“What’s the alternative to democracy? There isn’t one. But even the best democracies agree that when a major war approaches, democracy must be put on hold for the time being. I have a feeling that climate change may be an issue as severe as a war. It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while.” read more
“British Islamist Anjem Choudary argues that freedom and democracy are idols that must be destroyed and replaced with obedience to Allah. And to a remarkable degree this totalistic impulse is being implemented in the West.
On February 1, 2010 a group of students at York University, with the permission of university officials, set up a table on campus to discuss with other students the status of Hezbollah kidnapped Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit. However, outspoken Palestinian students and sympathizers were unwilling to have these sentiments aired. They surrounded the table, made menacing gestures and spewed anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli slurs at the Jewish students.”
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Newswise — “Proponents claim drug courts are an effective alternative to incarceration and work to curb recidivism, reduce costs and even save lives, but it is not at all clear whether any of these things are true,” says Mae Quinn, JD, problem-solving courts expert and professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis. “In their zeal to solve problems plaguing our communities, today’s court reformers often overlook important concerns of individual defendants — including their rights to due process of law and zealous representation.”
Drug Courts Need Intervention, Says Problem-Solving Courts Expert.
The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, which posted hundreds of civilian volunteers along the U.S.-Mexico border over the past five years, has disbanded, citing what it called “rising aggression” in the country and decisions by lawmakers in Washington who have “pushed amnesty down our throats.”
“The mental attitude of many Americans is turning meaner … and we are concerned that this could cause problems,” MCDC President Carmen Mercer told The Washington Times on Monday. “You see aggression surfacing even at the tea party marches. We just did not want to deal with the liability anymore.”
Volunteer force of Mexico border watchers disbands – Washington Times.