Friday, April 29, 2016

A couple of changes in the links


Lucy Steigerwald. Read her column at Antiwar.com 

Here at RAWIllumination.net, we aim to be nonpartisan and welcome everyone, regardless of political persuasion. But we also stand for peace and civil liberties, just like Robert Anton Wilson did. I've always included peace and civil liberties links on the right side of the page.

However, I don't think supporting peace and civil liberties is necessarily compatible with supporting Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the current presidential election, so I've made a couple of changes.

I've quit donating to Antiwar.com, at least for now, because I'm tired of seeing Justin Raimondo campaign 24-7 for Trump on Twitter. And I noticed that the latest link article from Antiwar.com on the "Sangha" section was a Raimondo Trump piece, so I deleted the link. I'd like to be able to point you to Lucy Steigerwald's columns at Antiwar.com but I can't figure out how to do that, so instead I've put up a link to the Cato Institute's blog.

I also had a link to Tom Hayden's "Peace Exchange Bulletin" up under "Resources," but the other Hayden endorsed Hillary Clinton. Whatever her virtues, Clinton is a hawk, so I've deleted that link, too, but added left peace activist Joe Scarry to the "Sangha" area.

UPDATE: Angela Keaton suggested adding a feed from Antiwar.com news, so I've done that. In the end, I hope I've strengthened the antiwar links.


3 comments:

supergee said...

Justin Raimondo used to pride himself on being "Pat Buchanan's #1 gay supporter." (He admitted there wasn't much competition.)

Chad N. said...

I'm tired of it too,Tom!

Rasa said...

That's a noble effort, Tom, to try and keep up on who is compromising, and how much. I'm sure some days it feels like a losing battle. Speaking of which, I told a friend yesterday that despite everything, I still remain optimistic. He said, "That's faith." He's a Professor of Theology, so we have these kinds of discussions regularly. "No," I said, "Faith is belief without evidence. My optimism is the light I can actually glimpse or infer is at the end of the tunnel." Maybe I'm just naive, but I don't want to waste my energy on the status quo, whatever delusional form it takes.