Posts Tagged ‘arab spring’

Imprisoned By Our Own Heritage

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

The current events in Syria, where the regime of President Bashar al-Assad (based on reports from the UN) have been conducting a systematic and vicious assault against Syrian civilians and those factions trying to protest against the government, has yet again raised the specter of genocide and human rights violations. We’ve seen this movie before in Tunisia and Egypt and Libya. For myself it forces me to put myself in the shoes of the citizens of Syria and, also, in the shoes of those who are being ordered by the government to carry out attacks on their own citizens. This is a lose-lose situation for both sides until the rest of the world exerts pressure on Syria to force this to a peaceful end. But with so many already dead it is far too late for many Syrians. (more…) more»


Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Over the past year there has been a lot of incredible and newsworthy stories that have happened across this globe of ours: the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the death of Osama bin Laden, and the WikiLeaks saga. But really one of the biggest stories of 2011 will be the Middle East revolutions. (more…) more»

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Dictators rely on control. That control usually works through creating an environment of fear. One way of nurturing such an environment is to isolate the individual by hindering and controlling the collective thoughts of the masses; making individuals feel alone, helpless and unable to look after themselves without input of the state, wary and suspicious of those not deployed by it. (more…) more»