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”
There is generally speaking a list of artistic works that, despite their aesthetic greatness, are either historically misrepresentative & inaccurate or merely biased in context and coverage. Some do justice, some don’t. Perception all depends on which angle you look at the subject. I wish for justice for all, but we must recognize, expose & bring to justice those distinct forces which causeContinue reading “Analyzing Political Undertones in Pop Culture Through Art”
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?”
I think liberalism is often understood as a progressive ideology, but the roots of this word are rooted in classical liberalism and the philosophical pessimism of Thomas Hobbes as much as it is in the idealism of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. While I do believe that progressivism and liberalism have some objectives in common, I do believeContinue reading “ADL”
I would say Obama did a splendid job at the White House Correspondents Dinner. I always enjoy watching it every year. Honestly, every time I see Obama speak, it reaffirms my belief that he is on the right path towards justice.
do what you want.