Tag Archives: Politics

Brexit: England’s ‘Kobayashi Maru’

Nearly three months have passed since the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU) in a close referendum roughly split between 52% in favour of the motion and 48% against. When that momentous decision was made then-prime minister David Cameron resigned in the belief that he no longer held a mandate to […]

President Trump

Donald Trump is going to win the US presidential election this coming November and will be sworn in as the 45th president of the republic in January of 2017. It is an alarming reality that many across the world initially laughed off as an impossibility, but it is a reality that has taken corporeal form […]

Donald Trump: A Force for Good?

Donald Trump’s rise to prominence in American politics has been remarkable to say the very least. In addition to being the definition of a left… well… right field candidate he is something of a walking paradox. He has both united and divided groups among the American electorate, polarized public opinion while running a campaign largely […]

Some people were just ahead of the curve…

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered… I believe that banking institutions […]

The Man Without a Country

First things first. I feel I should apologize for not updating this blog with articles recently. I have been kept incredibly busy by getting used to my new job, adjusting to my second year of study, and seeing off the rest of my family from England. Now that I’m getting used to all of the […]

Syria: The Case Against ‘Intervention’

The crisis in Syria is a damned tragedy. It is also a damned tragedy that western nations, no matter the level of perceived seething injustice and vitriol against Al-Assad’s regime, can do jack-shit about what is unfolding on the ground in the country. Also, given the scale of the chaos on the ground does anyone […]

Why the world must support Edward Snowden

Unless you’ve been disconnected from all forms of news media for the past few weeks you’ve undoubtedly heard the name “Edward Snowden”. Edward Snowden is an American former technical contractor and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee who worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, a contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA), before becoming disgruntled with his […]

Renaissance, Enlightenment… Revelation?

Society as we know it has been forged over the course of millennia, it has been shaped and melded by movements and ideologies that range from the sweeping vistas of Ancient Athens to the steps of Pretoria. History has shown, beyond a shadow of a doubt that modern society worldwide was created primarily through two […]

Curtain Call for “The United Kingdom”?

We’re living through an interesting and potentially groundbreaking peroid of history at the moment with “The Arab Spring”, the very first African-American  President of the United States taking and retaining office, the economic balance of power shifting eastwards, and seeing the biggest challenge to Capitalism since the Bolshevik Revolution and “The Great Depression” of the […]

The Next Step?

Society has always felt the need to pledge alliegance to one thing or the other as a way of validating a sense of belonging; First it was alliegance to the state in Ancient Rome, then it was alliegance to one’s god in the early middle ages, then it was alliegance to a monarch in the medieval/early modern […]