Camillo Mac Bica

Camillo Mac Bica

Camillo “Mac” Bica, Ph.D., is an author, activist, and Professor of Philosophy at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His focus is in Social and Political Philosophy and Ethics particularly as it applies to war. Mac is former Marine Corps Officer, Vietnam Veteran, long time activist for peace and social justice and coordinator of Veterans For Peace Long Island. He can be contacted through his website at http://www.camillobica.com.

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WAR (Image: CD/CC BY 2.0) Views
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Homily for the Slain
I believe this should be the last year we “celebrate” Memorial Day. Perhaps this may seem callous or uncaring especially coming from a veteran who served in war and suffered the deaths of friends and comrades, but it is exactly because of my service and my respect for the slain, and the living,...
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"Many of whom who hold dual Israeli-American citizenship, e.g., Chuck Schumer, Barbara Boxer, Richard Blumenthal, John Bolton, have stepped up their protectionist agenda by instigating and supporting legislation which stifles free speech and makes illegal any criticism of and demands for Israeli accountability." (Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Rationalizing Genocide
Outrage over what has been alleged to be interference by a foreign power in the affairs of this country has led to a profound deterioration of relations with Russia and the unfortunate and tragic renewal of the Cold War. The Main Stream Media, despite the fact that the investigation is ongoing and...
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"Assault rifles as noted above are weapons of war designed to deliver fatal wounds to groups of individuals within a short period of time." (Joshua Roberts / Reuters) Views
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
"Why I Won't Give Up My AR15" . . . And Why You Should
After so many incidents of unconscionable slaughter in schools, churches, at concerts, etc., perpetrated by deranged individuals “legally” armed with an AR 15, (according to the Guardian, there have been 1,624 mass shootings in 1,870 days), one would expect that reasonable people would agree that...
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Monday, February 26, 2018
I Am a Teacher, Not an Instrument of Violence
I am a teacher. My goal is to educate, to open the minds of students to important ideas of past and current thinkers. Among so many other things, I strive to encourage critical thinking, to stimulate awareness, and motivate concern regarding the importance of the social and political justice and...
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Soul Repair Views
Saturday, December 02, 2017
“Thank You for Saving My Son From All the Grief and Pain!”
I recently spoke at a conference sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers discussing the moral injury suffered by veterans returning from war. Other speakers included a clinician from the local Veterans Administration Medical Center, a woman Somali veteran and poet, and a panel...
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Sunday, July 23, 2017
Whose "Truth" Matters Most When We Recount the War in Vietnam?
Much has been written and many documentaries made about the American War in Vietnam including the highly acclaimed 1983 effort by PBS, Vietnam: A Television History . Though not without its shortcomings, this 13-part documentary series was well crafted, meticulously researched, carefully balanced...
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Sunday, April 02, 2017
Inappropriate Art: "Open Casket" and "Portraits of Courage"
As a Professor of philosophy at an art college, I have spent many enjoyable class hours discussing with very talented and enthusiastic art students the nature (definition?) of art and the appropriateness, acceptability, even the ethics, of certain forms of artistic expression. What I’ve come away...
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