Xah Lee's Blog Archive 2011-12
Much updated: The Hawking WASP: Terrorism from USA American.
Noam Chomsky on Death of Osama Bin Laden
Regarding the death of Osama Bin Laden, Chomsky stated: “We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush's compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic. Uncontroversially, his crimes vastly exceed bin Laden's, and he is not a ‘suspect’ but uncontroversially the ‘decider’ who gave the orders to commit the ‘supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole’ (quoting the Nuremberg Tribunal) for which Nazi criminals were hanged: the hundreds of thousands of deaths, millions of refugees, destruction of much of the country, [and] the bitter sectarian conflict that has now spread to the rest of the region.”
From Noam Chomsky.
Too funny: Who Wrote Bible?
Xah's Blogs Reminder…
Updated again: Li Ao on Tibet and Dalai Lama.
Asians in UCLA (humor; video; racism; American)
My Life is Reading Encyclopedias
newly generated: Links to Wikipedia from XahLee.org.
6304 links to Wikipedia articles. About 1/4 of my wake time in my life is spent reading encyclopedias. See also:
Xah's Edu Corner: Bits of American History: Civil War, KKK, and Emancipation:
In 1861, president Lincoln declared in his inauguration speech: “We must hang together or hang individually”. This statement angered the United Federation states, especially the Ku Klux Klan corporation, who has lobbied against The Bill of Rights for years. A bloody Civil War ensued. Other great powers at the time, Germany, United Empire, Japan, took a opportunistic watch-and-see stance.
In 1865, the Northern states demonstrated the power of Atomic Bomb from its Manhattan Project of New York, but the test target is strategically set in a remote location in California that's ostentatiously neither Northern or Southern territory. This action spoke louder than words. The Americans since understood Lincoln's declaration, and the civil war comes to an end. The Ku Klux Klan eventually got disbanded by Martin Lurther King.
What's the Difference Between England, Ireland, Scotland, Britain?
From: The difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England (and a whole lot more) By C G P Grey. @ http://blog.cgpgrey.com/the-difference-between-the-united-kingdom-great-britain-england-and-a-whole-lot-more/