I remember very clearly when “Kony 2012” came out. It went viral immediately, and yet did not seem to receive a lot of critical attention, despite the many questions it raised about the charity’s role, specifically its neutrality, in the fight it purported to merely be advertising. Those questions become even more pertinent now, as … More Kony 2012
South Korea’s president has now been impeached and removed, with new elections likely in the beginning of May. Given, however, the rising tensions in the region due to provocations from North Korea, uncertainty from Trump, and the deployment of a missile defense shield in South Korea that is making China upset, this is not a … More South Korea’s Identity Issue
The wave of referenda continues. The next one is in Turkey, where President Erdogan is hoping to get the public to vote through a set of constitutional changes that would greatly increase his power along the lines of Russia’s President Putin. There is organised opposition in the “no” camp, it remains to be seen what … More Turkey’s Referendum
Spain is known globally, and gently mocked globally, for its tradition of siestas and late nights. The reasons for this cultural practice are rooted more in politics than behavioural preference though, and directly caused by Spain’s fascist past.
My apologies on the late update, I’ve been hospitalised for a few weeks due to a torn acl and meniscus from a soccer match. Although I cannot walk, I have the ability to think and express my opinions (which I’m greatly thankful for), so here’s a post I’ve been reading about from the hospital bed … More Update: Kony 2012