Guantanamo, Patriotism & Jon Stewart.

Via on Feb 6, 2009

As a patriot, it makes me…queasy to be reminded that my country’s been acting in a manner befitting a third-rate dictatorship with (despite the efforts of a hero named Michael Lehnart, as mentioned below) only little regard for human freedoms, habeus corpus, internationally-agreed upon Geneva rights or…basic organizational skills like knowing who did what.

And so it falls again to our hero, Jon Stewart of The Daily Show, to give us a bitter pill of truth surrounded by a sweet coating of funny so that folks like yours truly will bother to learn a bit about the horrible, un-American and incompetent things we did over the last 8 years—and so that we remember never to do so again, never ever.

Karen Greenberg: “The disrespect for the rule of law and the constructive role it plays, both domestically and internationally, is appalling—and to think that it makes us less safe to have trials…”

 

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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3 Responses to “Guantanamo, Patriotism & Jon Stewart.”

  1. JYjelly says:

    the guy’s name is actually Micheal Lehnart

  2. Good on you! I’ll edit the post, above.

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