The Superpower as Victim: Three Exceptional Facts About America

While the U.S. military pursues its failing wars, interventions, and raids abroad, while the national security state develops ever more mechanisms for snooping, surveilling, and controlling populaces at home, many of the country’s citizens are increasingly living inside a fact-challenged fantasy of a country, a victimized superpower. Continue reading

The Years Since I Was Jailed for Releasing the ‘War Diaries’ Have Been a Rollercoaster

In 2010, I was considerably less mature than I am now, and the potential consequences and outcomes of my actions seemed vague and very surreal to me. I certainly expected the worst possible outcome, but I lacked a strong sense of what “the worst” would entail. I did expect to be demonized and targeted, to have every moment of my life re-examined and analyzed for every possible personal flaw and blemish, and to have them used against me in the court of public opinion or against transgender people as a whole. Continue reading