A Legacy of Liberalism in the Middle East – Between the Orient and the Occident

Islamic liberalism is not a myth, but to assume that it seeks to mimic the West, ignores that the West itself has shortcomings in the realm of authentic liberalism. It becomes difficult to gauge really what is the so-called problem ailing the Middle East, when one does so from a perspective shaped by Occidentalism –Continue reading “A Legacy of Liberalism in the Middle East – Between the Orient and the Occident”

The Last Colony

There are many remnants, some visible others more underlying, of the age of colonialism. Since the collapse of the USSR, foreign exploitation has taken new forms, and so too has the resistance against it. It has been argued that the US foreign policy in the ME has been partial in the favor of Israel – theContinue reading “The Last Colony”

[NEW MUSIQ] #RiseoftheEasternSon FULL ALBUM (prod. KRIKOS)

#RiseoftheEasternSon the full album produced entirely by KRIKOS himself is now fully available for streaming. Check it out here: The only guest featured on the album is his Colours of the Culture comrade NIKO IS. Curated by KRIKOS, Thanks Joey & Colours of the Culture. While this album is made available for free-streaming, as anContinue reading “[NEW MUSIQ] #RiseoftheEasternSon FULL ALBUM (prod. KRIKOS)”

We Made It in America: The Political Undertones of Pop-Culture & Hip-Hop [continued…]

In Part I of his interview with BBC broadcasted in 2009, prominent rapper & social icon Jay-Z expressed his views on many contentious issues gripping the politics of America & the international community today. The photograph above is very significant to this blog entry. It is a picture of Kanye West & Jay-Z during theirContinue reading “We Made It in America: The Political Undertones of Pop-Culture & Hip-Hop [continued…]”

P.L.O. Style – [Political Undertones in Pop-Culture continued…]

Hip-Hop is always vilified. Guns, crime, jewelry, flamboyance, extreme rhetoric, vulgarity. Malcolm X once said that governments often oppress people and then chastise them when they express their discontent or attempt a revolution. It is always easy to rationalize hate of the oppressed, especially for the privileged classes who don’t understand what it means toContinue reading “P.L.O. Style – [Political Undertones in Pop-Culture continued…]”

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”

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”

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”

On Saudi Arabia & the Roots of Arab Elitism

1.  A sense of entitlement and exclusiveness emanates from the Arabian peninsula, namely from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Yemen & the UAE, which has its roots embedded in a version of an Islamic narrative that ties the Arabs of this region to ancient jewish and semitic tribes. 2. This has concentrated wealth in the particularContinue reading “On Saudi Arabia & the Roots of Arab Elitism”

#theworldtocome pt. II

1. Political ideologies are based off interests 2. No one theory or philosophy works (everything is a dogma – my dogma is a purer monotheism) 3. Capitalism as understood in the West is based on an assumption that ownership is sufficient to create a system of prosperous, self-sufficient individuals with protected rights 4. Communism andContinue reading “#theworldtocome pt. II”

%d bloggers like this: