The Coming Reunification of Israel, Gaza and West Bank. - January 27, 2009 - Uncategorized

History is our biggest common enemy. Although, strictly speaking, Israel controls the Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank, we can think of them as separate nations, as both refuse to integrate with the other. Israel and Palestine are the perfect manifestation of the past plagueing the future. The feud represents the worst of […]

Earthlings - July 23, 2008 - Uncategorized

A powerful film documenting the relationship between humans their earthly co-inhabitants. Narrated by Joaquin Phoenix.

Everyone’s a Vegetarian - July 20, 2008 - Uncategorized

I’m learning that most people, veggie or not, are caring and loving vegetarians – no matter what they eat. Maybe not now, but later. Just today I heard back from an old friend, who I had emailed a page about Islam and Vegetarianism. His family is from Palestine, but mostly living in here in Brisbane. […]

Pamela Protests and I Comment - July 11, 2008 - Uncategorized

I’m not sure if they’re going to publish my comment, so I’ll publish it myself. The original story regards Pamela Anderson protesting against the maltreatment of chickens by FKC suppliers. Firstly the comment I’m replying to:

A World About to Come of Age! - June 24, 2008 - Uncategorized

Happy birthday! I hope you turn up for the party. We got through the teens with a few bad habits – the question for the next years is: “will we be able to get over it and make a future worth looking at?”

Peace Starts… in the Kitchen - June 17, 2008 - Uncategorized

I’m looking over at the BBC blog for their program Newsnight. One comment, nestled among many, has revealed to me the ultimate problem with our civilization. The blog’s topic and first paragraph was: “The best solution would be for us all to become vegetarians”. So suggested the head of the UN climate agency, Yvo de […]

IQ, NQ and God or Not God. - June 13, 2008 - Uncategorized

There’s been a few feathers ruffled in the last few days about the research of Richard Lynn that links IQ to atheism. Trust an intellectual to assume that intellectualism is the bees knees. I’m not arguing the statistics on the link – I’m sure it’s true. I’s just that “intelligence” doesn’t count for that much. […]

The Best Foreign Policy is Completely Naive. - June 11, 2008 - Uncategorized

Obama’s going to be great for this world. A relative from Washington recently told me she worried that he is too naive. Naive enough to revolutionize America’s foreign policy? Hope so. Immanuel Wallerstein, famous in the social sciences for his accurate predictions about the global economy, also thinks Obama is a little Naive – when […]

911: A Catalyst for Positive Global Changes - June 10, 2008 - Uncategorized

The first time I realized that the world I lived in was not quite right was on September 11 2001. I was 22. No doubt older people recall different moments but this is mine. I had no idea what was going on and I still don’t. I accepted the retaliation and revenge as kind of […]