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The First Casualty of War is Truth; Gallipoli, the ANZAC Spirit Myth and Waltzing Matilda

Thu. Dec. 13th, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

“We’re not made by God to mass kill one another, and that’s backed up by the Gospels. Lying and war are always associated. Pay attention to the war-makers when they try to defend their current war. If they’re moving their lips they’re lying.” -- quote from Catholic Worker ex-priest and antiwar activist, the late Philip Berri

Pearl Harbor, the Day of Infamy and FDR If Work Won’t set us Free, Will Truth do the Job?

Fri. Dec. 7th, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

This is the week that the corporate media, careful to not upset the uber-patriots and nationalists among us, will be featuring reports about the December 7, 1941 Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. In addition to hearing stories about those beginnings of WWII (at least for the US), we may also be hearing reports

Unconditional Obedience to Authority, Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Commandant of Auschwitz

Fri. Nov. 30th, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

A couple of years ago, the iconic gate to the infamous World War II-era extermination camp at Auschwitz was stolen. As far as I know, the “crime” has not been solved. At the top of that gate was this classic bit of Nazi propaganda, proclaimed to the millions of doomed incoming victims: “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work Makes One Fre

The National Day of Mourning (a.k.a. Thanksgiving Day) Falls on Nov. 22 This Year, but It Has Nothing To Do with JFK’s Assassination

Mon. Nov. 26th, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

“Since 1970, Native Americans have gathered at noon on Cole’s Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the US Thanksgiving holiday. Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims and other European settlers. To them, Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of their people, the theft of their lands, and the relentless assault on their culture. Participants in a National Day of Mourning hon

11/9 and 9/11: And We Thought We Were Free

Fri. Nov. 16th, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

Seventy-four years ago this week, on 11/9/38, the horrifying event occurred that the Nazi Party called Krystallnacht. It could be said that the events of that night represented the official start of Adolf Hitler’s “endless war” against the Jews, but the methods used to justify that war were not an aberration.

Election’s Over: What Should We Have Learned, and What Should We Do Next Time?

Mon. Nov. 12th, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

This week’s column is being written in the closing throes of the most propagandistic, most costly, most wasteful, nastiest election of all time, bar none. And it is obvious to me that most of the venom and untruths have been coming from (often anonymous) right-wing political or religious groups or the likes of cunning political operatives and/or moneyed billiona

Two Essays from the Past: On the 10th Anniversary of the Strange Death of Paul Wellstone

Fri. Oct. 26th, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

October 25th, a week and a half before 2012’s election day, is the 10th anniversary of the death of Paul Wellstone. A number of commemorative events occurred during the week, but sadly, the loss of this courageous patriot will soon be forgotten by voters who should care enormously that his death was very likely, ac

And Then They Came for the Gays: Paragraph 175 and the Pink Triangle

Fri. Oct. 19th, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

The famous poem above was written by the courageous German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemoller in the years after he was liberated from one of Adolf Hitler’s concentration camps. As was the case with most conservative Protestant clergymen and their congregants, Niemoller despised the Weimar democratic r