Category: Editorials

U.S./South Korea Joint Military Exercises Needlessly Increase Chances of War

By John Frederick Kaufman It is the opinion of The Pacific that the annual joint military exercises involving the United States and South Korea, which commenced again today, are not in the best interests of peace in that part of Asia. While the war games are said to be defensive in nature, they act as an unnecessary provocation, for North Korea regards such joint … Read More U.S./South Korea Joint Military Exercises Needlessly Increase Chances of War

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To Protest Against Brutal White Supremacy, Learn from the Non-Violent Civil Rights Movement

By John Frederick Kaufman Reports from the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia last Saturday make clear that the “Unite the Right” marchers, many of whom sported and voiced the hallmarks of white supremacy, had come prepared (in some cases armed with semi-automatic firearms) to instigate violence in the quiet college town. But the Charlottesville police report that 80% of all protestors that day were … Read More To Protest Against Brutal White Supremacy, Learn from the Non-Violent Civil Rights Movement

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The Pacific is Back Early as Threats of Nuclear War Disturb the Peace

By John Frederick Kaufman Today The Pacific returns to the daily digital domain after a few months respite. In fact, if it wasn’t for the recent launching of words of war back and forth across the Pacific Ocean, this publication and its editorial committee of one would still be lounging around on a beach with a book, or with a book about beaches. Alert … Read More The Pacific is Back Early as Threats of Nuclear War Disturb the Peace

The Pacific Takes a Break

The Pacific will be taking a print and nature sabbatical for awhile, not sure how long, perhaps the rest of the spring and summer. Thanks to readers and followers for their support.

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The Pacific is Sickened by the AHCA

By John Frederick Kaufman In fact, The Pacific Editorial Committee, consisting solely of myself, is far more than “mildly nauseous” when it considers exactly what 217 adults, overwhelmingly white and male, just voted to do in the House of Representatives, to be known, until further notice, as the House of  a Slim Majority of Reprehensibles. Reports of a GOP beer party to celebrate this … Read More The Pacific is Sickened by the AHCA

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Pacific Follies: White House Explains Missing “Armada” and Unwisely Threatens North Korea Again

By John Frederick Kaufman, sole member of The Pacific’s Editorial Committee It turns out that what the Trump White House meant to say is that the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and accompanying ships (the “armada” according to Trump) was going to get around to going to the Korean Peninsula to show strength and resolve. It just took a little detour to the Indian … Read More Pacific Follies: White House Explains Missing “Armada” and Unwisely Threatens North Korea Again

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A Statement Against the U.S. Missile Strikes & Escalating War in Syria

By John Frederick Kaufman On the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I (the war that failed, as all the others have, to “end all wars”), President Donald Trump reportedly ordered the firing of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase known as Al Shayrat. It is the view of The Pacific blog that this action is detrimental to the cause of achieving … Read More A Statement Against the U.S. Missile Strikes & Escalating War in Syria