Chris Knudson 
Member since Aug 6, 2017

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Re: “What's in a name?

It is fascinating to observe what people choose to be upset about. In a nation which separates children from their parents and places them in Concentration Camps, whose leaders condone and support the slaughter and starvation of innocent men, women, and CHILDREN in numerous illegal wars/actions etc. by the US and or its allies based on lies, people wax existential and feign faux outrage because of the name a person decides to go by. Seriously? Me thinks their priorities are bit skewed...

Posted by Chris Knudson on 07/14/2019 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Barred: Local families grapple with the effects of losing a family member to deportation

Immigrants and refugees are not the problem, they are a result of the problem. That the current resident of the White House is a lying, cheating, cowardly, draft dodging and dishonorable racist just makes it easier to use fear and hate as red meat to his base...

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Posted by Chris Knudson on 04/26/2019 at 6:09 AM
Posted by Chris Knudson on 04/11/2019 at 9:50 PM

Re: “SLO County High

Good article, though I would submit that the term "Progressive Democrats" is an oxymoron... Though it would be a good thing to see some progressives in SLO County for a change...

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Posted by Chris Knudson on 02/21/2019 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Veterans' Voices exhibit celebrates patriots, artists

Wonderful story and I look forward to seeing the exhibit next week. That being said, this statement is disconcerting: "I think if somebody is going to put their life on the line and serve their country, I don't know why anyone would want to stop them," Schmidt said. "These people are willing to sacrifice their lives for their country..." I would submit that people in the military do not "serve their country", they serve the corporate, warmongering, war profiteering elite on the backs, bodies and misery of others throughout the world. At which point along the continuum does a person become responsible for their actions in facilitating and or being complicit in war crimes and crimes against humanity in wars based on lies? Following orders does not take away the blame. It was thus for me in 71', and it remains so today...

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Posted by Chris Knudson on 02/21/2019 at 9:50 AM

Re: “This isn't Trump-derangement syndrome

Sure, Trump, by his own words and actions is obviously an obscene, vile, and repugnant, cowardly draft dodging psychopath, he still isn't the problem, it's the system. The US was the most violent and terrorist nation in the world before Trump, it remains so with Trump, and it will continue to be so regardless of who replaces Trump. It really is the system... And while Trump is certainly all those things and more, he is simply the more obvious obscene face of US empire...

That being said, while it is understandable that some felt compelled to vote for him in the first place, that there are actually those who continue to support him despite his numerous lies, cruelty, and obscene behavior is one for the ages...

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Posted by Chris Knudson on 01/03/2019 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Protesting job fairs is wrong

At which point along the continuum does a soldier and or employee at Raytheon, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop, and many other companies become responsible for facilitating and or being complicit in the slaughter millions of innocent men, women, and children as well as numerous other war crimes and crimes against humanity in wars based on lies for empire, hegemony, and corporate profit? Providing jobs is a poor metric for continuation of perpetual war. Should we allow tobacco, asbestos, and DDT manufacturers access to job fairs since they provide jobs? How about heroin, meth, and crack labs seeking engineers and chemists?

As it stands today, the US is the most violent and terrorist nation in the world whose sole rasion d'etre is in making the world safe for corrupt, crony, predatory capitalism while destroying all alternatives at every opportunity. As such, wars based on lies, invasions, assassinations, torture, death squads, mass bombing, Killer Drones, installation and support of brutal right-wing regimes etc. are all justified in facilitating this.

Long past time to reign in those who profit off of perpetual war and begin to work towards peace and a just world for all...

"Once weapons were manufactured to fight wars, now wars are manufactured to sell weapons" - Arundhati Roy

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Posted by Chris Knudson on 12/20/2018 at 8:09 AM

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