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”

Bassem Youssef hosts 43rd International Emmy Awards

    Four years later, in 2014, with the country now under military rule, Youssef announced his show “Al-Bernameg” had become too dangerous to produce. He was repeatedly harassed by lawsuits and arrested, and he feared for his family’s safety. On 1 January 2013, the daily Al-masry Al-youm reported that an Egyptian prosecutor was investigatingContinue reading “Bassem Youssef hosts 43rd International Emmy Awards”

Confronting Religious Extremism – Reza Aslan

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?”

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”

REPUBLICan’t

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”

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