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?”
Reminds me of a debate I had about the causes of Darfur crisis. It’s not radical Islam. That is not a rational argument. The basis of every injustice is a financial gain; as we live in a world of scarcity and desirous human nature. That being said, it is important to highlight the role ofContinue reading “Darfur & the Continued Exploitation of Africa”
The term Republican means to believe that certain individuals are more fit to govern society than others, which is why you often hear right-wingers give you the WE ARE NOT A DEMOCRACY WE ARE A REPUBLIC narrative. Enough said. Conservatives, religious and irreligious extremists, from communists to zionists, have nothing fruitful to rely on forContinue reading “REPUBLICan’t”
The existence of #Hamas and other militant organizations with a more radical message does not legitimize the existence nor the expansion of the state of Israel, partly because it is precisely due to the existence of this unnatural ‘zionist’ nation-state that has caused groups like this to prop up again and again and gain popularityContinue reading “Paranoid Androids”
Why Syria is not like Libya, Egypt, or Iraq: 1) Syria is the only secular arab country (a western principle) 2) Syria initiated economic reforms over a span of 40 years that redistributed wealth and allowed for upward mobility for disenfranchised classes 3) Syria has combatted internal and external ideological fanaticism, mostly from the MuslimContinue reading
so much potential why would I ever limit myself to one avenue? just for my pride’s sake, to prove I am “the best”? there is only One Best and I would rather use my skills righteously, justly, and purposefully. this is my theology.