What reformers need to keep in mind when engaging in activism

Though a collective effort of community is required for a successful revolutionary mission, individual reformers must resist the very tempting mindless following of the masses to work steadily toward the desired changes. Meanwhile, as individuals pursue personal convictions, they must also recognize their moral obligation of educating and informing others who are struggling to findContinue reading “What reformers need to keep in mind when engaging in activism”

A Humble Attempt to Break down Conscience

In this piece of writing, I want to break down my understanding of the process of constructing a more reasonable and just conscience based on three levels of conscience coined by Timothy O’Connell: First, establish a general moral standard through understanding basic human rights. Second, applying the theories into the real world to form aContinue reading “A Humble Attempt to Break down Conscience”

Interpreting the Definition of Freedom in Freire’s book Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Though freedom is the ultimate pursuit of most western ideologies, its practicality remains a topic of heated discussion. By examining how oppressive systems operate and feed injustice, Paulo Freire offers a guide for the oppressed to escape the cycle of oppression in his renowned work Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Among his numeral critical takes in theContinue reading “Interpreting the Definition of Freedom in Freire’s book Pedagogy of the Oppressed”

Margaret Chase Smith: The Indomitable Defender of Democracy

The first day of June of 1950 was destined to be a memorable day: political courage not to compromise values triumphed over rampant demagogues. Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress and the first Republican woman to be elected Senator, fiercely presented her most famous speech “Declaration of Conscience,”Continue reading “Margaret Chase Smith: The Indomitable Defender of Democracy”

The Problem with “Ageism”

Disabusing Stigmas Series (#2) “Ageism is the stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against people on the basis of their age” according to the World Health Organization (WHO). To be more specific, Robert Butler, who coined the term, states that ageism causes the elderly to be “categorized as senile, rigid, and old-fashioned in morality and skills. AgeismContinue reading “The Problem with “Ageism””

Key to National Peace and Prosperity: U.S. Civilian Agencies’ Interagency Collaboration in Latin American Drug War

July 8th, 2020 Approximately 150,000 organized-crime-related intentional homicides occurred as a result of Mexican government’s official declaration of its war on drugs (“Mexico Drug War Fast Facts”). The U.S. government has been aiding the Mexico can government in this battle, hoping to weaken narcotic groups and create regional peace and prosperity (Seelke & Finklea). OfficialsContinue reading “Key to National Peace and Prosperity: U.S. Civilian Agencies’ Interagency Collaboration in Latin American Drug War”

The Solution to the Jurisdictional Void in Native American Reservations: Righteous Interpretation of Tribal Sovereignty.

July 8th, 2020 Tribal sovereignty means the rights of self-rule of the Native American tribes, which, according to Justice Marshall, are “domestic dependent nations” (Fletch 650). Despite the ratification of the Indian Reorganization Act and Indian Civil Rights Act, the U.S. federal government and the Supreme Court have been diminishing the historically inherent sovereign authorityContinue reading “The Solution to the Jurisdictional Void in Native American Reservations: Righteous Interpretation of Tribal Sovereignty.”

What You can do to Make the MOST out of this “Isolating” Pandemic

Surviving COVID-19 Series (#1) Spend Valuable Time with Your Family. Cook with your families Top Rated and Reviewed Recipes “You can’t go wrong with these user favorites“. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/photos/top-rated-and-reviewed-recipes Anti-Anxiety Recepies “Recepies that optimizes the foods’ calming effect. The most delectable remedies.” https://www.thezoereport.com/living/entertaining/anti-anxiety-recipes Watch a family-friendly movie altogether Toy Story 4 “Pixar by the numbers, thisContinue reading “What You can do to Make the MOST out of this “Isolating” Pandemic”

The Impact of Consumerist Culture of Corporate Capitalist Countries: Undermined Individual Subjective Wellbeing

July 8th, 2020 The phrase “Work Buy Consume Die” precisely reflects the quintessence of capitalist economies. Since Capitalism emerged in the 17th century, it has become the most common economic system in the world. However, capitalist economies, which rely on purchasing “excessive things to ramp up demands in order to meet the high production ofContinue reading “The Impact of Consumerist Culture of Corporate Capitalist Countries: Undermined Individual Subjective Wellbeing”

Some Lifesaving Advice for those who are have CHILDREN that need to be engaged and entertained.

Surviving COVID-19 Series (#2) Find a book they enjoy (all books listed are for age 4+) Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak A book about parental love. “This subtle masterpiece of story, writing, and art will have kids asking for repeated readings. Colorful language and a world of imagination make this wild adventureContinue reading “Some Lifesaving Advice for those who are have CHILDREN that need to be engaged and entertained.”