Uncovering My Personal Legend: A Journey for Self-Actualization Amidst Chimerical Wish Fantasies

There are so many opportunities I, and many like me, were denied due to institutional obstacles for immigrants, even one like me, who has lived in the US since he was 6. That was in 1996. It’s now 2016, and I’m 28. I still have no status anywhere except Syria, my home country, which forContinue reading “Uncovering My Personal Legend: A Journey for Self-Actualization Amidst Chimerical Wish Fantasies”

The Gift [Artwork]

“The Gift” Art by Nermine Hammam Executively Produced by KRIKOS Presented by Colours of the Culture

Kleptocracy on Capitol Hill?

How could America be expected to promote democracy abroad while not practicing it for its own people? Sure, there are principles of democracy here and there, perhaps most importantly in executive limits and free elections – but modern oligarchies have corrupted these institutions through socio-economic paralysis of the middle and lower class. Particularly in theContinue reading “Kleptocracy on Capitol Hill?”

Thoughts from a Syrian-American on the refugee crisis, Palestine & US foreign policy

I am a proud Syrian American who has lived here since 1996. Despite my struggles with immigration, and the reluctance of the US to recognize me as American as any other, I still do love this country. I love it and its imperfections. I know, deep down, the heart of America is pure. It hasContinue reading “Thoughts from a Syrian-American on the refugee crisis, Palestine & US foreign policy”

No Way Out – Syrian Crisis Analysis

Feeling especially emotional on the issue #SyrianRefugees at the moment. Will we allow #fascism to grip the West? To treat #Arabs the way Jews were treated by Nazi Germany? Internment camps? Tough screening? Anti-Arab sentiment a tradition of the West. Hollywood typecasting of #Arabs; orientalist oversimplification of otherwise rich Arab culture. This should also beContinue reading “No Way Out – Syrian Crisis Analysis”

Confronting Religious Extremism – Reza Aslan

Blind Populism – 2016

The Democrat-Republican, left-right, Atheist-Cleric dichotomy is a farce. Political elites know human beings are more inclined to “defend” something than to attack it. So they create a delusion of competition between theories, such as atheism and religion, which appear to be opposite, and lets say, communism and libertarianism, or democracy and republicanism, so as toContinue reading “Blind Populism – 2016”

Nothing New – American hypocrisy at GOP Debates

Pretty sure more democrats have lived pay-check to pay-check than Republicans. On immigration, Rubio cannot backpedal. His family came here illegally. His father worked illegally. Speaking in vague nationalistic sensationalist terminology is a strategy, not a victory. Pointing out realities without solutions is worthless. What does Marco Rubio know about American complicity in propping up non-democraticContinue reading “Nothing New – American hypocrisy at GOP Debates”

Larry David is…Bernie Sanders

If this doesn’t speak to Sander’s blind populism or Hillary’s overt power hunger then I don’t know what does! America is at a real turning point in its political culture. Many ideologies are on the table. Where are the minorities? I like the idea that Democrats are more egalitarian than Republicans, but is Bernie’s socialismContinue reading “Larry David is…Bernie Sanders”

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