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Do We Live to Learn or Learn to Live?
These type of questions, the existential type, are the most controversial ones in most of our minds. We constantly try to elucidate them by looking at both sides and trying to decide which one of the two is better or perhaps more exact. But what if I told you that trying to find the answer this way is wrong?
Brian Williams Invokes Leonard Cohen, Talks About "Beautiful Weapons"
Brian Williams came under fire a couple of years ago for dressing up stories as he reported them from various Middle Eastern countries, and now, he's in trouble once again.
The Imperialistic State
Webster defines imperialism as a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force. It can be arguably said that by the turn of the 20th century the United Sates began to stretch it's rule of democracy to the far corners of the globe. In truth the election of William McKinley edged the United States closer to that lofty pinnacle of dominance, regime change and nation building that we are seeing today. The global reach of our policies and military actions from the past 116 years has gained the United States the recognition as the most prolific imperialistic nation since Great Britain was during the late 17th and 18th century.
I Didn't Do It. It Was a Big Boy Who Ran Away.
If blame can be moved away from the perpetrator, then they cannot be held accountable. That is the mantra according to the cult of Trump.
- Top Story - April 2017
23 Donald Trump Illustrations that Sum Up America's Feelings Perfectly
Humanity has always had a history of expressing social, political, and personal views using artwork. In Ancient Greece, the artwork extolling political figures took the form of statues and paintings on amphorae. In the 1850’s, it was a political cartoonist by the name Thomas Nast who outed Boss Tweed’s corruption through the form of easy to understand comics published in a local paper. Today, artists who are inspired to speak out against political figures are doing so through digital art - and what these pictures showing Trump definitely say more than a thousand words on how the artists feel about the president’s actions.
Prelude To Revolt
America, from sea to shining sea has always been a beacon of hope and salvation for troubling souls from every corner of the globe. For over one hundred years the United States stood for as the land of equal opportunity. Where anyone could aspire to achieve a better quality of life. For all those who are willing to work hard the steps of the upward mobility ladder were free to climb. A far cry from the reality of today. The steps of the upward mobility ladder are now almost impossible to find, cluttered under an avalanche of false hopes and insurmountable obstacles.
Powerful Women in Ancient History
The phrase "behind every strong man is a stronger woman" is a historically flawed statement, as history has proven that there have been countless women in positions of great power without any man in front of them. While it may seem that women in power is a new phenomenon, the truth is that women have ruled with iron fists and gentle hands since the beginning of history.
The Power Of Corruption
Through-out history empires have risen only to fall victim to the power of corruption. It is power that stokes the flames of progress and also keeps the world in a blaze of conflict. There has always been those who rise to great power who then use their influence to control the destines of man. And, in too many instances out of that power corruption overwhelms whole societies.
A Nuclear War Tomorrow
Think back a few years to the war in Korea when our best Western armies fought gallantly to dissuade Russian and Chinese Communist Northern forces from taking over in the South. It worked well for a while until the decidedly overweight Kim Jong-Un started making provocative noises about how he was going to deal with the North's perceived enemies, and particularly the United States. Initially, no one took this lunatic seriously. He was after all little more than a tubby joke - albeit with some support from China. But until recently, China wasn't taken too seriously on the international political scene. That has now changed, however. The Chinese are beginning to make an impact internationally, both economically and politically.
Susan Rice is the Deep State’s Sacrificial Lamb
Somebody must be Obama’s Ehrlichman. Looks like it will be Susan Rice…again. Now, the side for truth needs our John Dean. This has all the ingredients to be the biggest political scandal in American history. The question is, will it? The Deep State will do everything in its power to prevent the full story from getting out. The mainstream media will certainly parrot whatever talking points the Deep State wishes to spread.
Is Donald Trump Going To Jail?
Insanity is the new normal, these days. Everyday there is a new juicy news story either about Trump, or members of his administration, colluding with Russia, to undermine Hillary Clinton's bid for the White House. Never before--as far as I'm aware--has a president of the United States come into the Oval House so ridden in scandal.
Effective and Moderate Social Systems in the Middle East Countries
There are always perceptions, facts, and interpretations that are often associated with any particular phenomena, incident, and any event of any sort ( e.g., political, economic, social..etc), and there is always a significant amount of variance between the three, to which I believe the underlying causes of the vast majority of the world today's problems can be attributed. As far as the variance is concerned, I don't see nothing but our bias, selfishness, and voluntary blindness as the antecedents of such variance. Put simply, the relationship between the variance ( between facts, perceptions, interpretations) and any problem of any sort is either partially or fully mediated by individual or collective bias, selfishness, and voluntary blindness.