When someone tries to do something, they rarely ever succeed. However, if someone just decides to do something, they rarely fail. That, ladies and gentlemen, is why so many New Year’s resolutions go unfulfilled - they’re just promises to try, not to do.
There is no such thing as a pure fact, innocent of interpretation. Behind every...– Howard Zinn
It’s sad how we all feel that it’s necessary to have different faces for each occasion: family, friends, school, church (if applicable), the general public, etc. But what’s worse is that for a lot of people none of those faces reveal who they genuinely are, or more importantly, who they want to be. We all think we know what the world wants to see when it looks at us, and no one...
General Amnesty Decree
Is it just me, or does the general amnesty decree issued by al-Assad towards those who oppose him sound an awful lot like the various decrees issued by the Nazis towards the Jews during the beginning of WWII? There are differences, of course; one being that al-Assad promises amnesty only to those accused of peaceful demonstration, draft evasion, and the carrying of unlicensed weapons, and they...
Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless,...– Paulo Freire
The Syrian Situation
What is genocide? When does “civil unrest” or even “political violence” become genocide? Is it when the Western watchdogs declare it so? Is it when the first pictures show up; the mass killings begin; the first child is murdered; foreign journalists are kicked out? Or is it when the first story is run about a brave refugee who made it out of the country and now cries for the world to help those...