Past politicians, legislation and political movements have changed the course of history in ways both big and small. Welcome to our blast to the past.
Nazi Propaganda and the Bandwagon Effect
To put it shortly and sweetly: Humans are hard-wired to get off on gossip. For anyone gearing up for a holier-than-thou response to that premise: you, my fellow human, are lying. You, like me and like everybody else, were blessed and cursed with our distinctly human need to be in the know. This nosiness might be thought of as one of the traits that drives people to seek community and be a part of a whole.
To Jeff Sessions, With Love
Dear Mr. Sessions, I was born and raised in the great state of Alabama and most of my, if not all of my life you have been a senator or political figure in the state. I grew up on a farm in rural north Alabama, going to a small school with only roughly 68 people in my graduating class. I obeyed the states laws and I attempted to bet he best citizen I could be.
The Possible Future Events - Europe
The old superpowers are falling, new nations are rising, Europe is in political chaos, Northern Africa and the Middle East are facing revolutions, uprising and terrorism, Equatorial Africa and South Africa are facing famines, South-East Asia is facing new Wars and North America is in political instability. The nukes are in the hands of two very unstable men.
"The Butler!" Syndrome in Middle-East Politics
Before I was able to finish this piece on Middle-East politics, the US (or, to be more precise, the Trump administration cornered by the unveiled Russian ties) decided to shower the Syrian Regime with Tomahawks.
Into The Breach
Today, the world is that much closer to being engulfed in flames of violent horror. The match was lit by the United States where once again military action was taken. The aerial attack in Syria that Trump authorized is just another instance of governmental interference that has global ramifications. Implications that could very well be interpreted as an act of war without authentic justification.
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.
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.
Little Known Facts You've Never Heard About WWII
Everyone knows about World War II - from the battles, to the leaders, to the Holocaust. We know WWII far more than its predecessor, WWI. But fewer people know the finer details. We see WWII as a tapestry seen from afar. We see the big picture, but not the smaller threads weaving through it all, crafting the cohesive whole.
The History Between Church and State
When America's Constitution was written, a line that notes that the government will not favor one religion over another was added in. To be more specific, it was a line that stated, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
Little Known Facts You've Never Heard About WWI
Everyone knows about World War II, down to the little facts and trivia about the guns used and the soldiers who fought, but many remain in the dark about the Great War: WWI. For a whole generation, World War I proved to be the most explosive, destructive conflict in man's history. Over the course of four bloody years, WWI crushed empires, carved lakes into the Earth, and left countries carpeted by fields of corpses rasping out their last through blood and gas.
- Top Story - March 2017
How Social Media Would Have Destroyed Our Political Heroes
Social media has only held sway over three presidents in American history, and, in that time, it has reshaped the political landscape. Presidents have risen and fallen thanks to the internet's influence. Information and misinformation have reached countless ears. Entire social movements have been born on the internet, and reached the White House to influence policy—or resist policy that can harm countless people.