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?
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 … More Colonialism in The Mask of Globalisation
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. … More Analysis on the Umbrella Revolution
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 HKers 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 … More United We Raise Our Umbrellas
Spent the afternoon walking around the Hong Kong Island scene today. Here are some highlights of what the Internet can’t really show you. Parts of the protest you simply have to be there to experience. The atmosphere was peaceful and calm, quite surreal in the sense that there was so much energy and passion, yet … More National Day at The Umbrella Revolution
In light of the Umbrella Revolution which started on Friday night, September 26th, 2014, an anthem has been spreading around the networks of Hong Kong. The lyrics are really powerful, and I’ve taken the liberty to translate them to the best of my understanding. If there are any errors, feel free to comment. I will … More Do You Hear The People?
The Umbrella Revolution: How Hong Kong defends itself against itself against its own government. No looting, no burglaries, no fires, no stepping on grass, and no unfinished homework. And how do we plan to win? With love, peace and good morals. The Umbrella Revolution of Hong Kong, 2014. Hong Kong’s passionate and unrelenting fight for … More The Umbrella Revolution