Cultural Exports and Extortions: explained by a layman bystander

I’m a second-generation Nigerian-American who has been sheltered their whole life because my parents wanted me to focus solely on my education. Due to my remoteness from my immediate surroundings, I fell in love with stories (be they books, graphic novels, documentaries, or spoken word) and inevitably enamored with the idea that others thought and…

Labels in Politics

Merriam-Webster defines identity politics as politics in which groups of people having a racial, religious, ethnic, social, or cultural identity tend to promote their own specific interests or concerns without regard to the interests or concerns of any larger political group.  Identity politics are a persistent part of the American narrative, as they would be…

February Quote of the Month

"This circle was a temple which had been devoured by ancient fires, profaned by the miasmal jungle, and whose god no longer received the homage of men." -"Circular Ruins" by Jorge Luis Borges

Whitewashing: A Distortion (An Introduction)

Whitewash:a: to gloss over or cover up (such as vices or crimes)b: to exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of dataThis is the definition provided by Merriam-Webster and is the most suitable definition for this article.       White-washing is not a racially charged term despite its recent re-introduction with respect to…

July Study Piece Part 3: We Should Start Over

How we should have approached things “Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.” – Desmond Tutu This is why we study history Timeline courtesy of Nemo. We may have went overboard the moral political indoctrination. Some would call it a “brutal education” in and of itself. The content was clouded by the method. There exist…

[Poem] Maybe it’s Because

Maybe it's because I'm autistic That I don't understand why we don't talk About all those things that make people go Shush Maybe it's because I think different That it makes even less sense That little girls don't know what's wrong with them Because of the grown men Maybe it's because I don't know the…

On Campus Safe Spaces: The Drag and the Friction

For the 2016-2017 academic year, safe spaces were a particularly hot topic in light of the 2016 election in which both sides of America's political spectrum were rather vocal in their support or opposition to the idea. There are some articles floating around that claim that safe spaces on college campuses are redundant if not…

A Rant: In the Light of Recent Events [June 2017]

Okay. Perhaps not everyone has studied the Cold War as I was extensively prompted to. One of the things pushed by the United States was human rights, coupled with economy and technology. When Trump was campaigning, he insisted that all the trade deals that the United States was invested in were poor negotiations and alliances…

The Polling Station

This article is going to be rather succinct as I would rather interpret the given facts. I'm going to borrow and elaborate on an idea a friend of mine had. She said that perhaps United States President Donald Trump launched airstrikes on  Russian airbases in Syria because he instead decided to become some sort of…

Western Media and the Terrorist Agenda

Good morning, afternoon, evening, and night to whomever may be reading. I go by many names but the name I will be using here is nemoulysseus. I am honored to be the second writer of this blog. I may only be a student studying foreign relations but all teachers are only students who can explain…