Monthly Archives: January 2013

unmasking our identities

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Once in a while I wonder why those Superheroes in books and movies have an alter ego or a secret Identity. Why do they wear masks? and why doesn’t Peter Parker just came out and say,” hey I’m Spiderman do you have an issue with that? ……. Well rhetorically speaking, of course!

As a cartoon addict I’ve always been surrounded with superheroes that have an issue of showing their true identity.

It’s actually kind of similar to the internet. I can be a superhero,too. But when reality hits home and the curtain is lifted off the mirror and this ‘created utopian image’ is shattered into a million pieces of glass in the process revealing the ‘real’ me, the me I see in my morning reflections every day, with dark circles under my eyes, a little too skinny, the need to conform towards societies image.

Reality explodes only to expose an invisible, secret and silent tear that drips into a private chamber called the heart,only to be ambushed by the firing bullets of unanswered questions that laid dormant for a long period of time, beneath the layers of grounds that make deep inner self,me.

Why do I laugh in my cry? Should the unsaid be spoken? What does my pride hide? Where is the truthful truth? Am I a brainless scarecrow,a heartless tin man gone rusty from tears, an armless nobody whom no one hears, but who can sees the truth.

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Inauguration, Lupe Fiasco and Anti-Obama

 

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President Obama delivered his second inaugural address at the U.S. Capitol Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Obama stressed on his commitment to the threat of”climate change” Monday’s events were ceremonial. The President was officially sworn into office for a second term on Sunday, Jan. 20, as required by the Constitution. 

 

Another event at the inaugural ball in Washington Monday night saw rapper Lupe Fiasco booted of stage by men in suits.

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Lupe Fiasco is Grammy-nominated rapper who caused controversy when he said,“To me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America,” Fiasco said. “I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s causing the other forms of terrorism. You know the root cause of terrorists is the stuff the U.S. government allows to happen. The foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists.”. Fiasco stayed on the anti-war song “Words I Never Said” for 30 minutes. The song contained very powerful words that were anti-Obama and which then caused the lights to go off and men in black suits came out and showed Fiasco off the stage as showed in the video.

 

The lyrics went along these lines,“Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist,” he raps. “Gaza Strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say shit. That’s why I ain’t vote for him, next one either. I’m a part of the problem; my problem is I’m peaceful.”

The party was meant to celebrate Internet start-ups and that StartUp RockOn. The company released a statement and denies Fiasco was kicked of the stage because of his political views.


“Lupe Fiasco was not ‘kicked off stage’ for an ‘anti-Obama rant,“We are staunch supporters of free speech, and free political speech. This was not about his opinions. Instead, after a bizarrely repetitive, jarring performance that left the crowd vocally dissatisfied, organizers decided to move on to the next act.”

Was it appropriate to remove him off stage in that manner? Was his right of free speech  taken away?

 

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Mali ‘invasion’ explained.

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Once Fighting One Another, Islamist Factions Now Solid in Resisting French

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by Jason Ditz, January 15, 2013

Reports on the Islamists in control of northern Mali often just label them all “al-Qaeda,” but the reality of the situation is that in addition to the al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) faction, several other independent Islamist factions, including MUJAO and Ansar Dine, have as much, or more influence across the region.

The groups have some commonalities, but have often been at odds since taking over the north, in many cases clashing openly over control of key areas. Ansar Dine in particular openly talked about severing all ties with AQIM and backing elections in an effort to avoid war.

But since France launched its invasion over the weekend, those differences and rivalries have dried up. Northern Mali is under attack from abroad and the myriad fighters are now unified by a…

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Why so speechless Mr President?

Florida student asks an important question on America and its position on the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. The question is asked in the run up to the presidential election.

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Hollywood,Washington and Zero Dark Thirty

 

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The Director of the Hurt Locker (which I consider to be a complete celebration of killing as well as the devaluation of human life) Kathryn Bigelow is the first woman ever to win an Oscar for directing. In Zero Dark Thirty she takes a different route to distinguish Zero Dark Thirty. The movie is predicted to be hit even though it still hasn’t premiered in Australia. (Australian Release: 31 Jan 2013)

The film is reviewed by The Guardian and in summary is about, “A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden after the 9/11 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy Seals team 6 in May 2011.”

The movie has been very controversial due to its scenes on the torture of detainees in the war on terror and as Naomi Wolf sates in, A letter to Kathryn Bigelow on Zero Dark Thirty’s apology for torture by peddling the lie that CIA detentions led to Bin Laden’s killing, you have become a Leni Riefenstahl-like propagandist of torture:

Zero Dark Thirty is a gorgeously-shot, two-hour ad for keeping intelligence agents who committed crimes against Guantánamo prisoners out of jail. It makes heroes and heroines out of people who committed violent crimes against other people based on their race – something that has historical precedent”.

In my view Zero dark thirty represents the new style of making films, one were we hear ‘what we are supposed to know‘ and it is the embedded kind. Zero dark thirty is an illustration of the more overt dealings between Washington and Hollywood.

In addition a new amendment which was tagged on the National Defence Authorization Act for Fiscal year 2013 which in summary, allows for the United States government to produce and disburse pro-American propaganda within America’s own borders under the so-called aim of putting al-Qaeda’s attempts at ‘convincing the world against Western ideals.This Amendment Legalises the direct manipulation of Americans without their knowledge with the aid of the available medians.This by all means is a violation of both civilian rights and human rights as well.

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