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Wednesday
Sep172008

Subversive religion

What's subversive about religion? Well, not much these days, it would seem. All over the globe, religions are formed into power blocs - evangelical Christians and Jews in the US, radical Muslims in the Middle East and South-East Asia, Roman Catholics in part of Europe and South America, and, to a lesser extent, Hindus and Sikhs in India and the subcontinent. It's perhaps easier to see other people's religious beliefs as

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Tuesday
Sep162008

"One, two three, what am I fighting for?"

Remember the anti-Vietnam war song - was it by Country Joe, or Vinegar Joe, can't remember exactly. Here's the updated version: "And it's one, two, three, what am I fighting for? Don't ask me I don't give a damn, Next stop's Waziristan..."

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