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A new democracy
A new democracy. The future of democratic governance A suggestion to start a debate Whilst the basic outline, suggested here, has been drawn up in Britain, it could be transferred to any and every nation on Earth. May be change the names given to institutions such as “parliament.” but the basic concepts will still apply.
India at UNSC & its pursuit for Reforms
What is UNSC? The United Nations Security Council(UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, responsible for guaranteeing international peace and security, recommending the admission of new UN members to the General Assembly, and approving any changes to the UN Charter.
The American Psychosis
BRYCE ON POLITICS - The glass is half-empty. As I talk to friends and contacts around the country, I sense a general malaise in the land, and, No, I do not believe the weather has anything to do with it. It's been building for some time now, rivaling the level of angst in last year's "Summer of Hate." According to recent polls, Americans have lost faith in their government and other institutions (click HERE), such as schools, organized religion, and the media. Rasmussen reports Americans believe the country is heading in the wrong direction (click HERE), and President Biden's approval ratings continue to plummet (click HERE). Americans feel beaten down and are becoming apathetic. When the people become despondent, and nobody is watching, this is when things start slipping in the back door, such as socialism.
Blowing the Whistle on the System
You ever have that teacher that didn't want you to take notes - so they printed off the slides for everyone in class? And every class period she would pass each student a minimum of 5 sheets of paper?
The Nationalist Trend
Many individuals on the planet base their public personality on race, language, connection, and the overall culture of their separate nations.
It Depends On Who You Listen To (Yes, About School Reopening)
Since school closed, it was my first ride on the bus in months. Normaly, if I have to run an errand in the middle of the pandemic, it's on my own. I don't wear a mask and huff and puff to get back inside. My son and I spotted a bus crossing the street, so we got on the back of it. We rode the bus from our after-school program to home, and we were happy to experience a sliver normalcy.
On This Insurrection, And The Next
Because it was my son’s ninth birthday, I wasn’t supposed to forget that day. We decided to continue this tradition even though we were in the midst of a pandemic. Anchors on the news kept repeating that the proceedings of the day wouldn't get as much attention if it weren't for the president's constant obfuscation. He and his cronies began speaking one by one on a podium in DC, in a small picture in-picture setup in the bottom right corner, with no audio. However, the events of that day were not supposed to receive much coverage, other than a demonstration or confirmation.
The Lives That Chose Us (2020 Year-In-Review)
Mid-September saw me knee deep in readings. One for each of the classes I had taken this year. These readings were a mix of dead white men (think Durkheim and Marx), as well as black women (think Marx, Durkheim, et. et. al. The history of education was so compelling, that I could for a while isolate the words from the specter death, fascism and impending doom. A pandemic that decimated the lives of thousands across the globe caused a global pandemic. We had already killed over 200,000 people. The Trump administration and the United States government preferred to do nothing to prevent these deaths, while the figurehead played white golf balls and blow horns endlessly. The government across the country increased inequity and left basic survival to food banks, charity, and hopeful appearances on daily news programs. While businesses were closed temporarily or permanently, citizens continued to keep their masks on in disbelief at the possibility that science, and not conspiracy theorists, might be able to save us from this.
Why I'm Opting My Son Out of Standardized Testing (And You Can, Too)
My son recently revealed that it was difficult to observe his ninth Birthday. This past birthday is usually a joyful occasion. However, it was marred by nervousness about the ongoing, coordinated attacks on American ideals and democracy. To the delight of ex-President Trump, government officials from over 200 miles away made open comments about election malfeasance in the US Senate and House floors just as he was wrapping up online class. The news reports would show that the insurrectionists swept into the building, which is usually impassible like unrefrigerated butter through knives. While his parents tried to calm him down, they also questioned whether the insurrection at Capitol was just the beginning of a series of events that would continue until the inauguration of President Biden.
We're Not Even At Equality Yet
Derek Chauvin was found guilty by his "peers" on all murder charges: unintentional murder, third-degree killing, and second degree manslaughter. Millions of people reacted to the conviction on their streets, in their homes, and on social media. Some even reacted in their own company, while others were there. Many people reacted to the charges being read by the judge with excitement. However, those in my circle reacted with relief and exasperation. George Floyd isn’t coming back, so we won’t get justice. But accountability was vital here. This trial and conviction would surely send a message to the world about the need for accountability for the agents of the state when they served as judges, jurors, or executioners on someone's life.
Here we are again, folx - reunited once more! Combating racial and cultural inequities in whatever manner we are able, attempting to craft a more just and illuminated world for future generations to thrive in. I am grateful to be on this journey with you; I'm equally grateful that you are continuing to seek further learning in this regard, and seek to take in more of Matthew Reynolds' prose on EDIA, Justice & Liberation...
Justin Trudeau's Pyhrric Victory
I have long maintained to anyone who will listen (a list that grows shorter by the day) that we are living in the Golden Age of Bullshit.