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Oracle, Optimist, Ostrich, or Obfuscator? Part 5. The slippery slope to moral disengagement

Moral disengagement, as discussed frequently on this blog, allows individuals to participate in or at least tolerate inhuman behaviors such as homicide and torture. Major forms of moral disengagement include misrepresenting, minimizing, or denying the consequences of one’s violence; making advantageous … Continue reading

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By Guest Author Tom Greening We knew we could count on you to continue our mission for us. We destroyed your World Trade Center but that was only a dramatic means to a greater end. We knew you rich and industrious … Continue reading

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Can this be your day too?

June 26 is the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture—an important if mostly neglected reminder that torture continues to victimize people around the world today–often at the behest of powerful forces within the US government. Torture  destroys the well-being of … Continue reading

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Which way will you go?

  To ring in the New Year, with its new choices and pathways, here is the fourth post in our current series from guest author Dr. Anthony Marsella.* Beyond Propaganda, Media Deception and Abuses, and Lies The United States of America … Continue reading

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