How Arab Unity Became An Oxymoron – Another Tale of Orientalism

A more liberal strand of Islam might argue that cultural identity is tied to Islamic heritage. Furthermore, it encompasses all philosophy and knowledge into Islam, as opposed to radical Islam which excludes philosophies from the Enlightenment, Renaissance, and the mystical indigenous religions of various regions in the world, like Central Asia and Latin America. WhatContinue reading “How Arab Unity Became An Oxymoron – Another Tale of Orientalism”

Thoughts on Democratic Debates

We need more minority representation. The democrats were looking like the Whigs from the UK. I wonder what percentage of financially struggling Americans are non-white. How would this make democrats look? Where are our multi-ethnic representatives? We need leaders who understand and connect with struggling Americans not privileged white girls in gentrified Williamsburg. I stillContinue reading “Thoughts on Democratic Debates”

The Demise of Capitalism?

Capitalism is the ideological equivalent of communism. Like communism it promises freedom, dignity and equality of opportunity, but in essence, concentrates wealth and resources arbitrarily in the hands of few. And these resources are usually public, natural resources that have been turned into mechanisms of exploitation by the private sector. Meanwhile, two centuries of capitalistic-criminalityContinue reading “The Demise of Capitalism?”

KRIKOS – Fox Mink ft. NIKO IS (prod. KRIKOS)

Colours of the Culture.

HASA!

I’ll never forget the day this album dropped. I was in another dimension. I was inspired. This album performed well. Its critics are caught in a web of infinite skepticism. I bought this album and Yeezus on the same day. I believe these are probably the two greatest artists of our time. If you payContinue reading “HASA!”

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?”

Re-Mixed Economics

To understand America’s race problem, it’s foreign policy problem — TO MAKE SENSE OF ANY of America’s imperfections, one mustn’t overlook perhaps the crux of the entire system’s mishaps altogether: Socio-economics. When Iggy Azalea recently sounded off on twitter fellow Hip-Hoppers Azealia Banks & Lupe Fiasco got involved. But what caught my attention was Q-Tip’s response, riddledContinue reading “Re-Mixed Economics”

On Democratic Socialism & Hip-Hop’s Place in America Today

Recent tension between hip-hop artists Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea inspired me to address the issue, and how the undertones resonate loudly in America, with associations to systems of cultural repression such as racism, jim crow, the prison-industrial complex, corporate hoarding and finally US foreign policy; and ultimately how all of these issues are in actuality theContinue reading “On Democratic Socialism & Hip-Hop’s Place in America Today”

A Q&A With Angela Davis on Black Power, Feminism and the Prison-Industrial Complex | The Nation

A Q&A With Angela Davis on Black Power, Feminism and the Prison-Industrial Complex | The Nation. “Moreover, the most profitable sector of the private-prison business is composed of immigrant detention centers. One can therefore understand why the most repressive anti-immigrant legislation in the United States was drafted by private-prison companies…”

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