Joseph Hall

HONOR AND THE TORTURER -PART TWO

(Originally Published 23 December 2014) With recent attention turned to the use of torture for information gathering purposes sanctioned by the United States Government, I’ve had to discuss torture as a common practice among cultures where “honor” was a highly prized value. Specifically, I am reminded of the prevalence of torture among American Indians and …

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THE MODERN WORLD, THE PRIMITIVE TRIBE…AND YOU

(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON 8 MAY 2020) One of the minds I follow on twitter is @ThePrimalFire (host of the Primal Fire Podcast) and he recently tossed out a thought provoking question (with an equally thought provoking follow-up a few hours later -but that’s enough parentheses for one sentence.) This was the tweet: If you’ve read my book, …

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THE CODE

Reprinted from THE HAMMERED RAVEN first published Jan 9, 2015) This is the Code of Chivalry as observed in House Hammered Raven. Honor: Honor First. You won’t really find it in a dictionary anymore. Its gets discussed by college sophomores reading THE ILIAD for the first time, then it gets dropped as being an impossible philosophical …

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Equal Rights March

EMANCIPATION DAY

For the nation to recognize a holiday that unites us rather than divides us, we have to find some way to acknowledge that Emancipation was an event that made the Republic stronger and made America a better, stronger, more vital Nation than it was while the abomination of race slavery existed.