Kleptocracy on Capitol Hill?

How could America be expected to promote democracy abroad while not practicing it for its own people? Sure, there are principles of democracy here and there, perhaps most importantly in executive limits and free elections – but modern oligarchies have corrupted these institutions through socio-economic paralysis of the middle and lower class. Particularly in theContinue reading “Kleptocracy on Capitol Hill?”

Orientalism in America – My experiences with American Academia

My experiences with American academia have coalesced into quite a journey, full of both order & tumult. But the point of me writing this entry is to focus on what I have come to discover as an unrelenting, institutionalized dogma which pervades the American academic culture, and discourages intellectualism, non-conformity and originality. This is because academics seem toContinue reading “Orientalism in America – My experiences with American Academia”

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…]”

The Church of Hip-Hop

The political, religious & socio-economic conditions of the African-American communities birthed hip-hop, in the words of OG Q-Tip. It was in response to Iggy Azalia’s rants about her role in pop-culture. I don’t listen to her music. I listen to real hip-hop. Take that as you will. A lot of people might try to argueContinue reading “The Church of Hip-Hop”

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!”

Jay-Z interview w/ Charlie Rose

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”

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