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Peter MacDonald: Navajo Warrior…

NOTE: Let’s see if we can get away from the round-the-clock news re the Boston Marathon and the Texas plant explosion.  The first was–whatever else–a state-power exercise in total control over the mass-population of a major American city. You can bet that lesson was not lost on our ultimate rulers. “A new normal…”

Texas was a conservative opportunity in the diversion of blame regarding their continuing destruction of “big gov’t,” to wit: all corporatist responsibility in addition to any regulations regarding public safety and service.

Perhaps the former is simply serendipity, but the latter? Direct causality. In both cases, adding ethnic and class alienation, we can expect a whole more

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2013…Jubilee Year?

Allow me to open the New Year with some basics. Given a 25-yr bit with the feds I’ve had plenty of time to spend on studying humanity from the ancient Neolithic to relatively modern times (the stone to Bronze and Iron ages; 10,000-2000 BCE).

Some think that humanity has socially progressed over the past 10,000 years. Technically perhaps, but for the rest of it…. more…

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Navajo Chief–Peter MacDonald…

As the rest of the nation commemorates Memorial Day, some 300,000 military veterans mark the event thru the impress of razor wire and prison walls.

Chief Peter MacDonald

Chief Peter MacDonald

The American Correctional Association (ACA) and the US Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) indicate that fully 83% of that number are veterans discharged under honorable conditions.  The Veterans Administration (VA) reports that 20% reported combat experience, 18% were homeless prior to their arrest, and 70% were arrested for a nonviolent crime.

It is clear that many military veterans start out with non-criminal issues, such as, PTSD/SS, drug and alcohol problems, and homelessness.  These situations sooner or later lead to criminalization if not effectively resolved thru mental and social health programs. more…

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