(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Lebanon -- Should it be Devil, Deep Blue Sea" or Russia?
Lebanon, as so often in the past, is facing mortal danger.
Saudi Arabia is putting great pressure on the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, a powerful but controversial figure who holds dual nationality - Saudi and Lebanese. Riyadh expects Lebanon to play by its own rules, sidelining Hezbollah, ending Iranian influence in the country, and promoting Saudi business and political interests" or else.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 8, 2018 Propaganda! Pardon Me, Is Mine Really Bigger than Yours?
What you will not be told is that if you happen to live in New York or London, Paris or Sydney, Munich or Madrid, you yourself are most likely in the highest bracket of propaganda consumption in the world; that in fact, you could easily be a true propaganda junkie -- hooked on it, fully dependent on it, seeking it, even regularly demanding it, at least subconsciously.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, September 18, 2017 In Bangkok-- "NO SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE, SPEAK THAI OR DIE!"
It is hard to calculate the cost of the stubborn refusal of the Thai population to learn foreign languages. Some daring estimates, however, calculate that the losses could be in tens of billions of dollars, annually. And the situation is not getting any better.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, June 23, 2017 Why I Reject Western Courts and Justice
You kick your dog in public, and you could get arrested, then fined, or perhaps even thrown into jail. You shout at your girlfriend, she runs to police, and they open a 'criminal investigation' against you.
You shoot a few missiles at some independent country, killing dozens of innocent people, and it is business as usual.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 18, 2017 Love Vs. Pornography, Revolution vs. Passivity
Passivity is being constantly rationalized, defended. On the surface, reasons given to justify lack of commitment are logical, 'sensible', and sometimes even righteous.
Passivity has become 'calm', and so have despair, desolation and gloom.
(24 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Trump-- In North Korea You Will Be Murdering Human Beings!
North Korea is a beautiful country, inhabited by human beings, with blood circulating through their veins. Despite what you are directly and indirectly told, these people feel pain and they are capable of experiencing great joy.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, April 17, 2017 Attack Against Syria and the Region Speaking Up
As the US Tomahawk missiles were raining on Syria, the entire Middle East was shaken to its core. Here, even the name itself - Syria - triggers extremely complex and often contradictory sets of emotions. To some, Syria is synonymous with pride and a determined struggle against Western imperialism, while others see it as an uncomfortable reminder of how low their own rulers and societies have managed to sink...