new world order
With our new president comes a New World Order. A guided tour through dramatic shifts in political thought and power struggles that inform our future.
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 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.
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.
Fascism Returns And Is Warmly Welcomed, With Ethnic Minorities as Our New Jews
Most of us look back with horror at what Hitler did to the Jews – and the slaughter on an industrialised scale that took place in Nazi extermination camps in German-occupied Poland and Germany during the 1940s. After WW2 most of us were convinced that there could never be a second Holocaust – but we were wrong, and now suddenly the warning omens are surfacing again all over Europe and in the United States.
Morality Lost in the Age of Decadence
We have seen it on our TV screens, we hear it on the radio, we continue to witness it in the movies and we have experienced it in person. The age of decadent, amoral behavior has redefined our nation. This transformation has rendered the United States incapable of healing the wounds that have divided this nation.
Germany in the 1930s and Our Western World Today
So - 1930s Germany and the Western world of today. Are there any serious similarities? Within the last five years, most of us would have said 'no - we've made a lot of progress since those dim days.' However, events have been moving rather swiftly lately, and it's maybe worth considering just where we are now.
Progress is defined as moving forward with some success. We appear to be moving backwards toward failure. I thought the era of serfs and masters had been long confined to the dust annals of history, but from what I've seen lately, this is pretty much the direction in which we are being taken.
H.R. McMaster Has Researched The Balkans - How Will He Use His Knowledge?
H.R. McMaster, Donald Trump’s new National Security Adviser, not only has military field experience in Iraq but has done thorough research on quite a number of global regions. His study on the war in Vietnam, "Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, The Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies that Led to Vietnam"was his Ph.D. thesis at UNC, but from today’s viewpoint has more of a historical value.
We Are ALL Wonder Women
On International Women's Day, it's easy to think of the women with celebrity status who have been held up for us to admire.
Insanity Gone Mad?
The question "Who are the good guys?" used to be easy to answer. But not anymore. There are still "good guys" around but finding them amidst the madness which is modern politics, is getting close to impossible.
The Other Side of the Pond
It’s not the hair which worries me. It’s rather beautiful in a way - a candy floss creation of sweeping whirls and razor edges, re-created every day. It must take hours. It’s not the complexion either - that brilliant tangerine so loud it makes you want to reach for a pair of shades. No - I can cope with all that. And I’m not worried by the cupid’s bow mouth, or that curiously phallic thing he does with a pointed finger.