San Francisco activist Christopher Kalman has little to show for years spent organizing non-violent marches, speak-outs, blockades, and shutdowns for social and environmental justice. When a shadowy eco-saboteur proposes an attack on genetically engineered agriculture, Christopher is ripe to be drawn into a more dangerous game. His certainty that humankind stands on the brink of ecological ruin drives Christopher to reckless acts and rash alliances, pitting grave personal risk against conscientious passion.
The Ugly American Quagmire by John Harnish
I’m sure you’ve noticed that in opposing political issues, the various sides are quick to evoke their beliefs that what was written in the formation of the United States must have been intended by the founding fathers specifically to support their pointed viewpoints. Citing favorable constitutional writings and lawful rulings, they lay a contrived foundation to build their arguments.
At times the thrusts of the arguments are so tangled up in knots that the nine Supremes have the horrific task of sorting things out and deciding what’s what with what was originally written back then. Inevitably the dratful drafters of the Constitution are blamed for the vagueness in their confounding words.
At the stroke of midnight on the eve of the 113th Congress to be sworn into their elected offices, the patriotic spirits of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson manifest as energized forms at the US Capitol Building. Naturally, these supernatural visitors engage in a conversation about the current dismal state of the nation and its consuming quagmire that an overwhelming number of citizens have fallen into and can’t get out… Continue reading