Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

Post Profile



Mass murder, lynching and people who defend them both

Richard Nixon's commuting of mass murderer Lt. William Calley made defending war criminals and mass murderers respectable among a large segment of the conservative-minded population. In the segregation world where defending lynch-murder had been passed down from generation to generation, admiring deliberate murder when done for racial reasons was already respectable. And carpet-bombing of cities beginning in the Second World War had also legitimized the killing of civilian noncombatants in many people's minds.
read more

share

William Calley Apologizes For My Lai Massacre

News : Huffington Post (5 years ago)

William Calley, the former Army lieutenant convicted on 22 counts of murder in the infamous My Lai Massacre in Vietnam, publicly apologized for the first time this week while speaking in Columbus. "There is not a day that goes by th... Read Post

Murders Turn Spotlight on Peru’s Forest Policies

News : Truthdig (2 hours ago)

By Paul Brown, Climate News Network The killing of tribal leaders trying to defend their Amazon rainforest lands from illegal logging has put Peru’s president under pressure ahead of next month’s UN climate conference. Read Post

Two Mass Murderers, Two Very Different Stories and Much Hypocrisy

US Politics / Liberal : AlterNet Blogs: Speakeasy (5 years ago)

William Calley and the alleged Pan Am bomber were both convicted of mass murder. Yet Calley's recent appearances have provoked no outrage. Why the double standard? ... Read Post


Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC