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Feeling especially emotional on the issue
#SyrianRefugees at the moment.
Anti-Arab sentiment a tradition of the West. Hollywood typecasting of
#Arabs; orientalist oversimplification of otherwise rich Arab culture.
This should also be classified as anti-semitism, since the word includes all Semitic linguistic groups: Arab, Hebrew, Aramaic, etc.
As if the West didn’t help to create this problem.
The solution is America butting out.
Neither reform nor stability will envelope the Middle East because that is against US interests.
Democracy or reform, will not be brought by the Americans to the Arab world and it never has been.
Daesh should thus be called Wahhabi State of Saudi Arabia, given SA has support of Levant & Iraq combined.
The mere existence of the entity of the “Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” like the “State of Israel” is an imprint of a colonial past.
Hollywood liberalism and mega church conservatism have suppressed the moderate center in US politics.
If America was actually secular, it would have sided with Palestine long ago. But Christian ultranationalism has pushed it closer to Israel.
Secularism promotes religious tolerance & diversity whereas US ultraconservatives & Israeli politicians promote ethnocentrism and theocracy.
The sensitivities of religion have been exploited for the sake of resources and preservation of global imbalance via democratic-crusaderdom.
All in all, the more power the indigenous populations of Syria and elsewhere in the world are able to wield using the natural resources, geopolitical positioning, and collective unity as leverage, the better chance the country has at mitigating foreign exploitation. This would in turn provide greater political stability to Syria, and could essentially induce a more stable future. It could possibly usher more accountability in governance that could more appropriately address all aspects of Syrian livelihood; whatever “form” that mechanism for accountability may take. And it won’t be on the time watch or the standards of the West, or the East, which means its overall composition may be unique in form, democratic or not.
Republicans will do whatever they can to prevent Hillarys election.
I believe it is inevitable. The same sentiment I carried during my support for Obama in 2008 and 2012.
God willing it will be a landslide victory and yet another milestone in our march towards progressive politics.
Jeb Bush is probably the only serious contender the GOP has to offer and it isn’t because his credentials but rather by the very nature of the Repuvlican-Conservative tradition of dynastic inheritances as well as the demand for a white Protestant male prototype.
Obama shattered that. What came with it is a burgeoning reality; racism, classicism and patriarchism are alive and well.
My only discord with Clinton is her lapdog mentality for Israel but like Obama’s strategy of short term appeasement, I believe the principles of the Democratic Party and democracy altogether will outweigh the importance of a continued alliance with apartheid state, Israel.
If any entity is going to deliver the U.S. from being held hostage to foreign special interest groups like AIPAC and the Arab-Gulf Lobby, it is not the Republican Party. The GOP is bought. It is essentially an interest group surviving off ideological propaganda and oligarchy.
Rand Paul, a favorite amongst youth and individual rights advocates falls into the same bracket as any republican to me. Having the balls to say outrageous statements about education and privatization in the U.S. is, contrary to libertarian sensationalist and sympathizes, not courageous. What would be courageous wild be for the likes of Rand Paul, the supposed philosophical genius of individual rights, to champion the right of Palestinian self-determination instead of lauding Netanyahu’s approach as his own.
Let’s see what type of America 2016 will usher in.
At this point, I would personally and ideally vote for a true democrat. Joe Biden and Hillary are much the same. They are centrists, echoing the sentiments of blue-dog democrats.
We need a robust, ethnically diverse, immigrant-background, progressive democratic candidate unafraid of challenging the foundations American society which have perpetuated inequality long enough.
Is democracy meant to perpetuate capitalism?
Because the majority system mixed with the electoral system guarantee that a secure, familiar ideology will administer America.
Two ideologies can be diametrically opposed – and both can still be equally wrong: Nazism, Zionism, Communism, Capitalism.
I pray that democracy and mixed economics triumph over the dogma of oligarchic exclusivity and ideological superiority, but often times it seems democracy works against the wishes of justice. The collective and individualistic dogmas have been institutionalized.
Capitalism and communism must be undermined.
My philosophy is socialist-libertarianism, essentially a blend of spirituality, collectivism and individualism, with proper balance and self-determination. Another simpler term is mixed economics.
I personally believe the democrats since clinton, especially during Obama’s presidency, and if Hillary gets elexted, we will witness a continuing subtle revolution within the American domestic and foreign political atmospheres.
Through reconciliation efforts abroad with left leaning nations that were traditionally scowered by the West, such as Cuba and Iran initiatives led by Obama, as well as changing rhetoric towards Israel, finally added with a demand for the recognition of minority disenfranchisement in the U.S., progress in the American society will be more possible.