Author Archives: M. Meo

About M. Meo

Worked as translator, museum technician, truck lumper, lecture demonstrator, teacher (of English as a Second Language, science, math). Married for 25 years, 2 boys aged 18 & 16 (both on the Grant cross-country team). A couple of scholarly publications in the history of science. Two years in federal penitentiary, 1970/71, for refusing the draft.

Muddle about the Covington Affair

This post contains my conclusion regarding the highly publicized encounter between Nathan Phillips, a Native American activist, and a group of Covington High School students at the Lincoln Memorial a week or so ago. The incident has the same format, … Continue reading

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Mosses from The Old Manse

While Montaigne initiated the literary form of the personal essay, and did it so well that millions of writers since then have followed his lead, I confess that I’m no Montaigne. I find inspiration for setting out my ideas, half-finished … Continue reading

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Feminist Contradictions

Amicus Plato, sed magis amica veritas is an old chestnut, from the days of Scholastic disputation in medieval universities. “I am a friend to Plato, but a greater friend to truth.” It has relevance for the Green Party which has … Continue reading

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Reason to Doubt the Received Narrative

Scott Ritter was the head of the United Nations team of weapons inspectors in Iraq from 1991 to 1998, and, prior to the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003, he loudly and repeatedly asserted that Iraq had no weapons … Continue reading

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Course of Terror Attacks of 2017

The end of the year 2017 approaches. Here is an accessible listing, performed by a close relative, of the incidents of politically motivated attacks, specifically of Islamic perpetrators against Western targets, during the last year. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mMz405h7DI_2oe0gNNXaIs8gWpjGChGup56VNKUIBUM/edit#gid=0

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Internal Exile

This record of political commentary, this statement by the Secretary of the Cascadia Chapter of the Pacific Green Party, will not be the first to note, in this post, the intolerable contradiction of present-day activists who uphold human dignity by, … Continue reading

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Will We Address Asian Privilege?

The figures from the United States Census appear to show that the Asian population has a mean income some 25 % above that of the so-called “white” population. That threatens, on the face of it, the category of Asian folk … Continue reading

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