Evaluating the ‘Party of God’: Hezbollah, Conflict & Justice

To determine Hezbollah’s overall success, the rather limited literature on the subject focuses on the organizations political achievements as well as their military achievements in the region (Norton 2007). This is primarily because Hezbollah functions both as a political party in the Lebanese government, as well as an armed militia, a status that has notContinue reading “Evaluating the ‘Party of God’: Hezbollah, Conflict & Justice”

Who Must Go?

The question of what should happen in the Middle East is largely left unanswered. Analysts of all ideological persuasions share their perspectives, but many criticisms follow. Whether it is an ideology of government that is being challenged, or merely a “political attitude”, is uncertain, because even opponents of democracy are calling for the overthrow ofContinue reading “Who Must Go?”

The Arab Spring: Legit or Not?

The question of whether or not the Arab Spring is a legitimate movement against corruption and tyranny requires addressing the following assumptions regarding the culture of the Middle East as well as the nature of democracy as a political philosophy; and the credibility of global power like the US, Europe, Russia & China in policingContinue reading “The Arab Spring: Legit or Not?”

Faux-News: Balancing News Coverage in the US Media-Mainstream

The reason why most immigrants to the US are less inclined to believe lies on US media channels is because they have more experience in the outer world. That is why when US media outlets inflame the crimes of violent groups like al Qaeda and ISIS, it almost makes us laugh because in our eyes,Continue reading “Faux-News: Balancing News Coverage in the US Media-Mainstream”

CRITICAL ANALYSIS: One Nation, Divided Under Law (The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict & Ferguson)

First, Israel is already a Jewish state, and second, from the perspective of its Arab citizens, it’s a state that’s already seen as a preferential rather than full democracy. And passage of this gratuitous and provocative new law will only widen the growing and still irreconcilable gap between the two. But now in the highlyContinue reading “CRITICAL ANALYSIS: One Nation, Divided Under Law (The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict & Ferguson)”

Republican Socialism: Organized Vanity

Republicans are the biggest socialists. They claim to be self-reliant but in fact, it seems to me that if you are a republican you get a lot of social perks. During my tenure at the office of Senator Marco Rubio, I got 25 calls a day from conservative constituents complaining about Obama’s socialism while simultaneouslyContinue reading “Republican Socialism: Organized Vanity”

DEPRIVATION OF FREEDOM

a man’s struggle for himself.

The Problem of Collectivism

If there is one thing I have come to learn to really appreciate it is my individual freedom. It is becoming extremely taboo to tout your individualism. It is often viewed as a sense of paranoia. I have learned to face a fact: most people prefer to rely on others – instead of themselves – for financial/political gain.Continue reading “The Problem of Collectivism”

Ukraine, McCain and the Game

Ukraine, McCain and the Game

Looking at the world from different views. Older now. Politics is heavy. Many thoughts on my mind. I want to say I know truth and justice, perhaps not fully applied to this world. In other words I do not know everything. Love and unity, dignity and success. What is true? What do you believe isContinue reading

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