Bernie Sanders was not presidential [sadly to say – despite many of his ideals being great – if not the best compared to his counterparts]. That is something the American people are struggling to grasp – especially the youth. What is – ‘presidential’? Donald Trump – is not presidential. But for reasons different than Bernie.Continue reading “Who Really is ‘Presidential’? Thoughts Ahead of Tonight’s Debate – #Election2016”
To celebrate this wonderful day, I’d like to give you guys a flashback to one of my favorite songs. Remember, “Afraid to be King”? That sample though!
Bernie Sanders is the voice of the American youth. What we can learn from ‘Brexit’ is that the youth are largely anti-conservative. As Hillary Clinton gears up to the final moments of the presidential election, the nation is wondering if the worst might actually come true – a Donald Trump victory. Donald Trump is badContinue reading “A Hitlerian Revisitation?”
Cultural relativism and constructivism are two theories, one sociological the other political, that help us understand international politics from a different perspective. We challenge the idea of absolutes but we also accept the traditions which develop over time as part of human social culture, or constructs. There are elements of all philosophy, from realism andContinue reading “The World to Come – Volume I: An International Theory of Politics”
I had a very interesting discussion today with a gentleman of high esteem. For the sake of privacy I won’t mention names, but the individual is a professional doctor and US citizen of Palestinian descent. Our conversation surrounded my career trajectory as a student of Political Science and immigrant from the Middle East. Perhaps ifContinue reading “A Humble Conversation With A Palestinian Doctor”
White Supremacy is real. At one time in America’s history, it was a norm. Today, it is more veiled – nonetheless in today’s political arena, we are witnessing the ugliness of America’s culture of bigotry creep in. The Republican party has been reduced to a conservative, racist party of white men & their brainwashedContinue reading “We Major! Minorities in America in 2016 & Beyond”
The hypocrisy would be appalling were it not so functional: the biggest impediment to both the reform of Islam and peace in the Middle East that Americans have the ability to remove is our support for a militant Jewish ideology that few Arabs and Muslims have ever accepted. The 9/11 Commission concluded that US policyContinue reading “Why Bernie Sanders hasn’t captured ALL of our hearts”
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”
When “patriotic” Americans vilify others countries and their leaders, like for example, Saddam Hussein, you forget one thing. When Saddam dropped mustard gas on the Kurds; when he murdered his own people and sent their bodies cut up in boxes to Middle Eastern families; remember this picture?