Tuesday, May 22, 2012
NDAA: Business as USual
Put a frog into a pot of boiling water, the well-known parable begins, and out that frog will jump to escape the obvious danger. Put that same frog into cool water and heat the pot slowly, and it will not react until it’s too late.
The survival instincts of a frog, we’re told, are better designed to discern abrupt changes. Gradual transformation—like the measured raising of water temperature—can sneak up on the little croaker.
I was reminded of the proverbial frog back on December 31, 2011, when President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA).
The frog fable bubbled back up the surface in mid-May when Federal district Judge Katherine B. Forrest, in the Southern District of New York, issued an injunction against the use of Section 1021 of NDAA because it was “facially unconstitutional” and could violate the 1st Amendment.
One of my recent OWS photos:
New OWS video:
I was asked to create a slideshow of my photos for a new OWS song/video. Here’s the result: