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Articles by John W. Whitehead
This Is a Test: How Will the Constitution Fare During a Nationwide Lockdown?
John W. Whitehead · “It takes a remarkable force to keep nearly a million people quietly indoors for an entire day, home from work and school, from neighborhood errands and out-of-town travel. It takes a remarkable force to keep businesses closed and cars...
American Apocalypse: the Government’s Plot to Destabilize the Nation Is Working
John W. Whitehead · “The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out ... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is...
Institutionalizing Intolerance: Bullies Win, Freedom Suffers When We Can’t Agree to Disagree
John W. Whitehead · “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” ― Benjamin Franklin What a mess. As America has become ever more polarized, and those polarized factions have become more militant and...
America Hasn’t Learned a Thing: Racism, Materialism and Militarism Still Reign Supreme
John W. Whitehead · As a nation, we have a tendency to sentimentalize cultural icons in death in a way that renders them non-threatening, antiseptic and easily digested by a society with an acute intolerance for anything controversial, politically...
Enough Is Enough: If You Really Want to Save Lives, Take Aim at Government Violence
John W. Whitehead · Enough is enough. That was the refrain chanted over and over by the thousands of demonstrators who gathered to protest gun violence in America. On March 24, 2018, more than 200,000 young people took the time to march on Washington DC...
Armed and Dangerous: If Police Don’t Have to Protect the Public, What Good Are They?
John W. Whitehead · In the American police state, police have a tendency to shoot first and ask questions later. In fact, police don’t usually need much incentive to shoot and kill members of the public. Police have shot and killed Americans of all...
The U.S. Military's Plan to Take Over America
John W. Whitehead · “Our current and past strategies can no longer hold. We are facing environments that the masters of war never foresaw. We are facing a threat that requires us to redefine doctrine and the force in radically new and different ways. The...
Tyranny at Standing Rock
John W. Whitehead · “We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” — Benjamin Franklin, as quoted in The Works of Benjamin Franklin Divide and conquer. It’s one of the oldest military strategies in the books, and it’s...
Memorializing the Horrors of War With 10 Must-See War Films
John W. Whitehead · “The horror... the horror...”—Apocalypse Now (1979) “You can’t show war as it really is on the screen, with all the blood and gore. Perhaps it would be better if you could fire real shots over the audience’s head every night, you...