People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for freedom of thought, which they seldom use. ~Soren Kierkegaard~ The twenty-first century is seeing rapid advancements in technology and communication devices. We have emails, social media, news coverage, blogs, phones, video calls, and a myriad of ways to transfer expressions to each other. As the world … More Free Speech is Not Free of Consequence
The biggest challenge for Hong Kong at the moment is not to overthrow the government, but to question the internal Confucian values that define Chinese culture, values that dictate the drive for absolute submission. ~Mikavelli~ (click embedded links for references) Many in the world have been informed about the Hong Kong protests by way … More Facts: Why The British Denied Hong Kong Democracy
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” ~Viktor E. Frankl~ These past ten weeks in Hong Kong have been filled with peaceful protests, police brutality, gang violence, and riots. Millions of people … More There is Freedom in Oppression
We have a right to express views but we have an obligation to respect the rights of others and a moral duty to find a release that does not infringe on people’s health and safety. ~Mikavelli~ (Click the hyperlinks for related info) In April 2019, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced a plan to … More Hong Kong Protests 2019
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 … More The Concept of Religion
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 … More Season Finale 0f 2016
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 … More Is Western Democracy at Its Tether?