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The Moral Rabbit Hole


#1

The Moral Rabbit Hole

Robert C. Koehler

And down the moral rabbit hole we go.

The New York Times reported last week that U.S. soldiers still fighting the war in Afghanistan — 14 years on — are under orders to be “culturally sensitive” regarding different attitudes among our Afghan allies about, uh . . . the sexual abuse of children.


#2

The Network of Concerned Anthropologists wrote the Counter-Counterinsurgency Manual

From the preface:

"(...) Here is anthropology as a weapon in dubious battles, as the critics rightly claim. For as it is put by a certain Lt. Colonel cited in the counterinsurgency manual:

There will be no peace... The de facto role of the US armed forces will be
to keep the world safe for our economy and open to our cultural assault.
To these ends, we will do a fair amount of killing. We are building an
information-based military to do that killing.

But then, whose side are you on Petraeus? (...)"


#3

Why, his own of course. That has always been obvious; traded a (government property) book for sex.


#4

There is a dire need for liberal education. Used computers and cell phones could get ignorant people online if the power willed it.