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The Knights of Earth

The Contrary Perspective

Steve Naidamast

After surviving tragedy at the World Trade Center on 9-11-2001 (I escaped from building #5, which was engulfed in a fireball 30 to 45 minutes after I evacuated), I became driven to find out the underlying causes of that event.  My studies took me toward subjects in sociology and political history as well as military history.  I focused on varying proposals to right the wrongs of US military and social injustices that were being unleashed at home and in our foreign interventions abroad.

I have come to three conclusions: 1) We can’t count on social movements to rein in an empire that is galloping out of control; 2) Political revolution is too risky as an agent of change, as history shows; 3) A small number of specially trained personnel, beholden to no nation or corporation, offer the best chance for true change in this tortured world.

I long ago…

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One comment on “The Knights of Earth

  1. JH
    September 30, 2014

    Thanks for your intriguing article. One other problem is that mesothelioma is generally brought on by the inhalation of materials from asbestos fiber, which is a carcinogenic material. Its commonly viewed among laborers in the building industry who have long exposure to asbestos. It’s also caused by living in asbestos covered buildings for a long time of time, Genetic makeup plays a crucial role, and some people are more vulnerable on the risk when compared with others.


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