Flirting with Fascism

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that white nationalism has triumphed in America. Brexit, the decision for England to leave the UK, laid the trajectory of the Western world earlier this year. The world is undergoing vast changes in response to economic decline and a rise in global terrorism, particularly from the Middle East. It has beenContinue reading “Flirting with Fascism”

Who Really is ‘Presidential’? Thoughts Ahead of Tonight’s Debate – #Election2016

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”

Who Is Tim Kaine? A Brief History

Tim Kaine has been officially declared as Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate. As news tabloids emblazon images of the newly chosen “veep” on television and computer screens, many ordinary Americans are left wondering – who is this guy? It is a fair question, since for most Americans, Tim Kaine is a stranger and aContinue reading “Who Is Tim Kaine? A Brief History”

The End of Populism? Fate of the Americas

Appeals to alleviate the suffering of the poor and disenfranchised – that is the crux of leftism. Class conflict, civil liberties but also post-colonialism and critical race theory come into play here. The rise of Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed socialist, marked the first time in US history that a candidate with such an ideology gatheredContinue reading “The End of Populism? Fate of the Americas”

The Obama Doctrine – from Tehran to Havana

I think its a beautiful thing to see a US-Cuban rapprochement. A full reconciliation of relations may be naive, but the so-called “Obama Doctrine” has made normalizing relations, with some of America’s most bitter “rivals” historically, part of theย agenda. The Nuclear Dealย with Iran (which American republicans are sworn to reverse, along with every other progressiveContinue reading “The Obama Doctrine – from Tehran to Havana”

Chomsky on Orwell, Propaganda & Neoconservatism

Authoritarianism and anarchism are two sides of the same coin. Anarcho-capitalism and insurgent anarchists are one in the same; furthermore they rely on state sponsorship; and they are tied financially. I wouldn’t doubt a dubious relationship between the GOP, AIPAC, Tea Party, Israel, Multi-National Corporations and pseudo-Islamic, fanatical, and violent terrorist networks like ISIS andContinue reading “Chomsky on Orwell, Propaganda & Neoconservatism”

Democracy?

As a deist who recognizes the existence of an eternal Supreme deity, I take issue with the reality that much spirituality and religion is held hostage to the dogmas of compulsion, strict adherence & fanaticism. While not all religions espouse this, as an Arab-Armenian, I am forced to witness the consequences of religious fanaticism everyday.Continue reading “Democracy?”

The Trials of Democracy in the 21st Century

Criticism without an alternative is obsolete. Democracy is the only method of government that isn’t absolute. Human nature isn’t absolute. I have no qualms with free speech; I do believe in respect too. I am a moderate and a follower of the Supreme therefore I do not associate with any ideology or religion except forContinue reading “The Trials of Democracy in the 21st Century”

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