Johanna Faust, a mixed race Jew, prefers to publish pseudonymously. She is committed: first, to preventing war, ecological disaster, and nuclear apocalypse; last to not only fighting for personal privacy & the freedom of information, but, by representing herself as a soldier in that fight, to exhorting others to do the same. She is a poet, always. All these efforts find representation here: "ah, Mephistophelis" is so named after the last line of Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus, whose heretical success flouted the censor for a time.

Obviously, Homegrown Extremism Is What We "Should" Worry About

Famine? War? Superbugs? Superstorms? Political corruption? Unemployment and economic collapse? The police state, jackbooted and torturing?  The fact that almost anyone can buy your private information?  Scarcely a corporate contract, personal digital appliance, or health provider you can trust? Hospitalization may be more frightening than incarceration.  Being faced with reliance on government assistance may be more frightening than both. 

And yet:

Its those kids wearing black that you have to worry about.  Of course.

Excerpted from the statement that the Honorable Matthew G. Olsen, Director, National Counterterrorism Center, gave in his hearing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on November 14, 2013:

The Homeland Threat Landscape and U.S. Response.

Here's the whole text; pdf link and source appended. Click each to enlarge.

 Pdf: right-click below.  h/t

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