The Road to Insanity

The road to insanity is a dead end. It is littered with hate-mongering, bias, divisiveness, ignorance, and a plethora of guns—not hunting rifles but AK-47s, AR-15s, UZIs. This is the road my country is on, and it is careening down this road full speed. I am more than disgusted and saddened; I am disconsolate and […]

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Women, Yemen, and Qat

First to briefly explain the “country” of Yemen. Like almost all the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa, these pseudo or imagined countries were created by Western powers and boundaries drawn for their uses—nothing to do with ethnic or local socio-political divisions. Such artificial divisions forced on these areas are one of the foundations for […]

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Tear Down Walls

Today, November 9, 2014, is the 25th anniversary of tearing down the Berlin Wall. I wrote about that in Facebook and I’m going to repeat it here. No one in the US has a right to celebrate that event until we tear down the wall between us and our neighbor to the south, Mexico. Between […]

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