To Be a Superpower or Not To Be a Superpower, That Is Not the Question…

Eric Constantineau - http://www.ericconstantineau.com / Foter / CC BY-NC Whether China is or is yet to be, or if it even wants or wants not to be a superpower are not the important questions to me. One way or the other, the answer is or will be yes. An important question for me is, how … Continue reading To Be a Superpower or Not To Be a Superpower, That Is Not the Question…

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F### You Motherland I Am A Grass Mud Horse

I wonder if I would have the courage to stand up to a government like China's as Ai Weiwei has. Heck, I don't even have the guts to spell out the word "fuck" in the title of this post so I highly doubt it. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry on LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY from … Continue reading F### You Motherland I Am A Grass Mud Horse

The Power of Money, the Money of Power

There is much ado in the news about China's Wen Jiabao, the supposed People's Premier, accumulating a massive fortune, for both himself and his extended family, while serving within the highest ranks of China's government. According to New York Times reporting: Many relatives of Wen Jiabao, including his son, daughter, younger brother and brother-in-law, have … Continue reading The Power of Money, the Money of Power

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Artist Ai Weiwei on Art and Censorship

An exclusive interview from The New Yorker In my view, nothing demands the guarantees of freedom more than how one chooses to express his or her relationship with life. Some choose to express this relationship through song, through the pen, through spirituality, through art. There are so many choice ways to express oneself that no … Continue reading Artist Ai Weiwei on Art and Censorship

The Proxy Wars

jurvetson / Foter / CC BY Oppressive governments like China, Iran, and Syria, among many others, are spending billions to censor the internet from their populations; and other governments like Pakistan, that one might not consider to be in the same oppressive category as China and the others mentioned, are also focused on internet censorship … Continue reading The Proxy Wars