Tag Archives: revolution

Breaking the Echo Chamber…

In his masterpiece, Nineteen Eight-Four, the writer George Orwell stated, “He who controls the past controls the future.  He who controls the present controls the past.”  Though his work revolves predominately around the nature and structure of totalitarian society I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Writing on the Wall…

It’s funny, I thought we were actually winning this war.  The tragedy of 9/11 is now over ten years in our memory.  Osama bin Laden is dead.  The leadership of Al Qaeda has been virtually decimated now working at only … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Our Generation 2.0…

How do you resurrect a dying and broken society?  How do you feel when despite the tremendous progress humanity has made in your time, they tell you that you must live less prosperously than your parents?  How can you dream … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Occupy…

Occupy: to take or fill up; to engage or employ the mind, energy, or attention of; to be a resident or tenant of; to take possession and control of, as by military invasion; to hold…(dictionary.com) It is a word used … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

From Competition to Cooperation

One of my favorite games growing up was Monopoly.  My grandfather has a special anniversary edition of the game and almost every time we visited we would pull it out of the box, choose our pieces (I generally liked the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Rebel with a day job…

One day, when they write the history books I feel that 2011 will go down as the year of the social protest, of the global call for change.  From Tunis and Tripoli to Damascus and Sana, to Athens and Rome, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Next Revolution in Military Affairs…

I remember a random speaker during one of my countless seminars at West Point saying “rereading what you have already written is one of the most selfish forms of masturbation.”  Well, since I’m stuck here in a combat zone with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s all in the Network…

Besides the words “freedom”, “democracy”, and “terrorism”, the word “network” has become one of the most ubiquitous terms in the English language.  We are certainly living in a much more complicated and interconnected world than any of our parents could … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Renaissance Men…

We are the ones who refuse to settle.  We relentlessly follow our passions, our hopes, and our dreams around this world we have come to call our home.  We will change our careers on a whim, move to new lands … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment