Religions seek to elevate 'god' while philosophies aim to deprecate human nature. ~Mikavelli~ Plato once stated that "good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws". In the context of religion, "good people do not need religions to teach humanity, while bad... Continue Reading →
It’s safe to say that 2016 has been a year of transitions and change for many. Not only has the international arena taken a huge turn in development (as evidenced by Dahl, 1989-90), but immigration borders somehow started closing up the same time “wanderlust” hit social media. I could go on endlessly about social media... Continue Reading →
Years ago, in my first year of university, I encountered the question: “Social sciences, primarily that of politics, is a science. Agree or disagree?) In light of recent events in the international arena of politics, I began reflecting back on that question. Before you read on, what would your response be, and why? As a... Continue Reading →
In this era, colonialism is understood as a historical paradigm, almost non-existent today. Or is it? By definition, colonialism is the the increase, imposition and support of one country (predominantly Western - in history) that influences culture and language. Globalisation, however, is defined as having the spread and assimilation of combined cultures and languages. By these definitions, colonialism may not be... Continue Reading →
What is the Umbrella Revolution? The Umbrella Revolution is a revolutionary protest organized by students, educators and civilians around Hong Kong to fight for democracy. The name was coined during the final weekend of September in response to the publically deemed “excessive force” exercised by the police when they launched tear gas at unarmed civilians.... Continue Reading →
Translation of the popular song going around Hong Kong about the Umbrella Revolution. Please watch the video, even if you don't understand the lyrics. This accurately depicts what we are going through here. It gives a real feel for the unity and solidarity that Hong Kong is using to shield themselves. I translated the contextual... Continue Reading →
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