…and chat about it, the Homeland Security series at Insurgent American is plodding along through Part 8. All earlier parts are linked at the bottom.
Homeland Security is a hook. Homeland (with “land” being the operative word). Security… from fear and danger. It’s topical, no?
IA’s point of view, such as it is, is that the very same things we are thinking we have to do to prevent a lemming-ride over the bluff of late-imperialism are also those things that make us less vulnerable to the kinds of dangers we see in the world today.
The circuitous route taken in the series is to answer as many questions as we can from the outset. Using historical analysis, with multiple standpoints — political, economic, cultural, ecological, etc. — is a way of recapturing the complexity of our reality from the simple-minded mystification of what now passes for public discourse, and of inviting more people into a collective thought process that is not driven by “staying on message” or reducing our politics to manipulative sloganeering.
We need thinkers, innovators, practical problem-solvers, and fearless questioners for the future, not cheerleading. We have a former cheerleader for President right now; and see where that’s got us. We also don’t need generalized guidance or stamped out programs from toy Internationals.
I hope folks find the pieces useful. They keep me busy and out of trouble.