Open thread May 14, 2013 Dan Crawford | May 14, 2013 9:59 am Tags: open thread Comments (3) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
“What kind of monster does that!?”
Why, a very well-known one: us.
The difference is that the girls were innocent and the people in gitmo, or any other prison, are dangerous threats to other people. Society imprisons them to protect themselves, in general.
So…. Big difference.
In line with my “psyche theory” that males are too stuck in (hunting pack) group think to even consider anything too new, like (my eternal favorite) legally mandated, sector-wide labor agreements — or (in this case) — a $15/hr minimum wage; no matter how reasonably the eighth-grade math for the latter works out:
Here, the Los Angeles City Controller — A FEMALE (instinctive individual gather) — follows in the footsteps of the Massachusetts freshman US senator advocating a $15/hr minimum wage for Los Angeles — in her mayoral campaign no less, full exposure!
Somewhere in Robert Kuttner’s “A Presidency in Peril” is a scene in the early administration where a woman asks — about going against the pro-Wall Street grain — “Why do women always have the balls?” The women don’t of course; or they would get all over us. Time to think about what would actually work in the abstract, first, boys — worry about how next.