My degree is in Communications with a focus on Journalism and a minor in Political Science.
Democratic Candidates 2024
The Presidential outlook for the Democratic party in 2024 is becoming one of relative interest. While the pool is shallow and the rhetoric monotoned, the significance of this race is being drastically overlooked. While legacy media’s political pundits want you to believe that the incumbent, President Joe Biden, has no viable opposition to his campaign for reelection, there looms two other challengers who are now polling at a rate that is no longer dismissible. Here we will take a look at the three current front runners for the Democratic Primary ticket for the Presidential race in 2024, starting with our current commander and chief.
GOP Presidential Candidates 2024
Whether we like it or not, 2024 is right around the corner. With that said, there are a number of potential candidates throwing their name into the election pot for a chance to become the next President of the United States. As of now the country faces a number of looming crisis foreign and domestically. Congressionally we are split with the GOP controlling the House Majority as the DNC oversees the Senate. Whoever is lucky enough to brace the impact of their decisions to become the next leader of the "free world" will surely have to make an impact to induce any sort of shift in Western political dialogue.
Identity politics have become the societal norm in American culture. Which team do you represent and why? Within the last century that “why” has changed. Republicans and Democrats have convolutedly manipulated their bases historically. That manipulation has led to numerus policy and rhetoric hypocrisies among both parties alike. I want to break down piece by piece exactly how each party became what we know today and why such drastic rhetorical changes came about. Politics change and adapt over time. This we understand. The confusion comes from inconsistencies within each party’s bottom line. What is the end goal for both Republicans and Democrats? Over time that goal has changed as the flow of information has become readily accessible. Accessible information leads to progression of the human thought process. That progression is the catalyst for political and economic change amongst officials and supporters alike.
The Irishman: by Martin Scorsese
I wouldn’t be surprised if I’m not the only person typing their critique up about this film. What Scorsese was able to accomplish in the time span of three hours and twenty-nine minutes is in itself astonishing; but doing it with such elegance and respect to the plot line that it was involved with is admirable in its own right. Whether you believe it or not, the mob is alive and well to this day. A film that covers one of the more fragile moments in their establishment’s history, is depicted with genuine character acting by two of the best actors in our generation, along with cinematography and music production of the highest caliber.
Five Restaurants to try in Harrisburg, PA!
1. Home 231 Located on North street in Harrisburg, just outside the state capitol’s front door, Home 231welcomes their visitors with an upscale, cleanly environment. Home 231 prides themselves on their farm-to-table philosophy. Now, don’t expect to gorge while you visit. Home 231 emphasizes quality over quantity when it comes to their culinary experience. From bread and cheese boards, to wild caught seafood and meats, Home 231 leaves you with an array of assortments to choose from during your visit. For those wine experts their selection is impressive. Bottles aged as old as 2008 signify the time, thought, and care that goes into their dining experience. The venue itself also compliments the fine dining. A long, dimly lit space with a bar that stretches the length of the restaurant compliments the layout of the dining area. Window front seating is also available for those couples on date night as well as outdoor seating for when the weather is accommodating. The antiqueness of the building itself will draw you in just to take a look inside, but once you’re in there you may find yourself too enamored to want to leave. Home 231 will not disappoint.
Gaelic/Celtic Tattoo Art
Tattoo culture has gone from a social taboo to socially accepted within the last decade. There are and have been hundreds of thousands of tattoo styles intertwined with different cultures and social factions. The Celts were a generation of Gaelic and British Isle warriors who wore their ink with a substantial amount of pride and respect. As a non-Germanic, Iron age civilization, the Celts would migrate all over Europe bringing with them great understanding and appreciation for the cultural influences they’d embrace along their travels. Eventually settling in the British Isles, before the time of Christ, the Celts would soon mold their identity into who we recognize today as fierce, gritty, noble warriors. In the fifth century the Celts would convert to Christianity. The conversion would be a catalyst for Celtic art and literature. Tattooing would become a staple in the Celtic arts.
The Fighting Irish
Introduction: This article is an attempt to bring light to a nation founded on battle. Ireland for centuries has fought for their sovereignty and political freedoms. To this day a united Isle is very much far from the case. While it is unfortunate, it should be mentioned that the citizens of Ireland have been born into conflict. Whether it be conflict against the crown of the British, or the bloody crusades that compound between the Republic south and Unionist north, the Irish have fought and continue to fight for all of their existence.
Hofstede's Dimensions of Culture
Hofstede’s Dimensions of Culture are to this day, applicable to everyday existence. It has allowed individuals to peal back the layers of societies outside of their own and culturally understand the dimensions we live and interact with on a daily basis. It is the foundation for cross-cultural communication. These dimensions are as followed; Individualism vs Collectivism, masculinity-femininity, power distance, uncertainty avoidance, and long-term orientation vs short-term orientation to life. Each one has their own relevance to a barrier that intercultural communication could encounter.
The CCP and the United States
The United States and the Chinese Communist Party have developed the most hypocritical relationship to ever grace the world stage. The inconsistency in there diplomatic moral induces corrupted policy, cold-war style military tactics, and incomprehensible espionage. To ignore the threat of the CCP led by the Xi Jinping regime, is to ignore the impending turmoil staring directly at your face. The expansion of the CCP’s influence globally has been one of great debate. In the case of the United States, the relationship with China has been inconsistent to say they very least. The CCP’s general idea of international diplomacy towards the U.S. means utilizing and maintaining as much U.S. capital and resources as possible, while simultaneously remaining hostile. With this said, I want to dissect the CCP and their ties to U.S. influence. How for so long they have been able to openly steal from and manipulate American democracy and still be revered as some form of ally to the current administration is baffling in my opinion. I want to highlight key examples of the CCP’s hostility towards the United States and timeline the moments that shaped the current diplomatic position between the two.
"Envisioning Women in World History" by Catherine Clay
I had the opportunity to read Envisioning Women in World History by Catherine Clay. It reflects historical patriarchal suppression upon women across the globe. While I am not one to preach about the need for the “fall of the patriarchy” this book did illuminate several issues that I never really did consider before I read it. I want to try my best now to define and dissect some of the terminology and historical accounts focused on by Clay that I found to be the most prevalent of the information she provided.
Events that shaped 2021
When we all look back at the year that was 2021, we will all have our own reflections of the highs and lows. For some, this year was as tumultuous as the last in 2020. For others, this was a year of opportunity. For all however, it was a year that brought definite uncertainty for the near future. With this said, I want to take the time to look back at pivotal moments across the globe both domestically and internationally, that highlight those reasons of uncertainty. Global instability was and still is a reoccurring theme across pockets of global society. From the pandemic, to proxy wars, 2021 left us a novel that has yet to be finished. Let us start from the beginning and work our way to a culmination that assures us theoretical fireworks.
The Virtual Loss of Reality
About five years or so ago I remember having an indicia induced conversation with one of my best friends. During that conversation my friend would deduce a Nostradamus type theory that has without a doubt come to fruition. He said “watch, ten years from now we won’t be living in this reality. We’ll be living completely virtual”. It’s probably the most forethought he’s had or will ever have in his life, but he hit the nail on the head. I never did give it a thought or an ounce of my intellectual effort to look into. Now however, virtual reality and virtual living cannot be ignored. Virtual life is here and it is here to stay, and in my opinion, it is exponentially terrifying.