Tom Hastings: Our Ship of State is about to be handed to a man who will give an entirely different, darker, more deadly meaning to dead reckoning—a reckoning from Mother Earth, a reckoning from Cosmic Justice…
Tom H. Hastings: Trump’s unreserved support for no limits on firearms for anyone will only result in more unstable people gaining access to all the guns they can afford. More cops will die.
Tom Hastings: Yes, it’s true, when the US slaughters civilians it calls it a mistake and when ISIS does so they crow like proud two-year-olds with zero sense of right and wrong.
Tom Hastings: Rich boys who love to intimidate others have run the world far too long. Hillary is problematic but Trump is absolutely unacceptable.
Tom Hastings: When atrocities have been committed it is harder to avoid reacting with violence to fresh attacks, but that is exactly what would give the US enormous approval and goodwill in the world.
Tom Hastings: Most black people who shoot at cops do not live to be tried and when they are they are almost invariably convicted. Most cops who kill black people, armed or unarmed, have utter confidence that they will never be charged
Tom Hastings: I believe in regulating those things that prove they harm others. No one should be free to harm others—that is not freedom, it is unwarranted arrogated license. The freedom of your hands stops where my nose begins, as they say.
Tom Hastings: Recent reports from around the country show the party most likely to toxify our land is our own military.
Tom Hastings: We are descending in world opinion and global credibility every day we allow Trump to continue to march toward viable candidacy for President of the United States of America. Do we seriously wish to be the embarrassment of the Earth? Trumped
Tom Hastings: Finicum may have been quite stupid in his belief that American public lands should belong to private ranchers, but he did not deserve to die. Sadly, he arranged for his own death.
Tom Hastings: Ted Cruz wants to be a war criminal. I wish him luck. I hope he has a nice run for Grand Dragon of the Free Willies Republic of Texas.
Tom Hastings: John McCain frequently justifies his most war whacky ideas with, “I’d rather fight them over there than fight them here.” As if those are the two choices. As if presenting a non sequitur null set false dichotomy is a response would ever work.
Tom Hastings: The crisis in our country of police killing unarmed people, coupled with the crisis of a hyperarmed civil society engaging in approximately one mass shooting per day, is absolutely begging and crying and screaming for a new direction.