New Wave of Fascism

Posted On Nov 16 2016 by

Fascism is on the rise in the world again. Many totalitarian regimes and dictators in the world, Brexit, the anti-immigrant views in Europe and the rise of Christian right, the election of Donald Trump in the US, etc. They all show signs of another fascist wave in the world, similar to the one observed about a hundred years ago. People don’t learn from history, and I think humanity is repeating the first half of the 20th century. The fascism was rising in the world about a 100 years ago, in the 20th century, and now we are living the 21st …


Implications of Trump’s Election Victory

Posted On Nov 11 2016 by

I have experienced many disappointments after elections over the years, and I thought I finally learned not to underestimate people’s stupidity when it comes to political decisions, and that was why I thought Obama couldn’t win in 2008, or especially in 2012. I thought most voters weren’t smart enough to appreciate a guy like him to vote for him. I was proven wrong, and I was very surprised by his victory, especially in 2012. So, I guess his victories made me forget what I had learned about the voter behavior, and for some reason, I naively thought that Clinton would …


Republicans

Posted On Oct 11 2016 by

I am a first generation American, and I lived in the US for 19 years as of the date of writing this article. I didn’t know much about the Democratic party and the Republican Party before I started living here, and the more I learned about them, the more I was shocked that there were so many supporters of the Republican party in this country. To me, it is a party of the extremists. The party of the racists, the religious fanatics, people who are against the gay rights, women’s rights, immigrants, abortion, etc. Many of them are barely a …


Democracy and the Need for a Voter Certification Test

Posted On Oct 3 2016 by

I think the right to vote should be contingent upon passing a test to receive a “voter certification”. Just like we pass a test to receive a driver’s license. I understand it is a basic citizenship right in all the modern democracies, but I think it was not the right thing to do to allow anyone to vote. Democracy is not something new. It existed in the Ancient Greek for a while, and then it disappeared from the face of the earth for thousands of years, reappearing again in the last century or two. Even in those days the flaw …