Pete Hoekstra

Just saw the uproar created by Pete Hoekstra over his commercial featuring an Asian woman with broken English. Take a look and then see my comments.   The first thing I would like to point out is that this woman is a fake! Being a language student, an English teacher AND having lived…… Continue reading Pete Hoekstra

I have a problem with nationalism

A note of caution – this is a very personal (and slightly incoherent) rant. It was caused by a casual dinner I had last night with an acquaintance. There I was, absolutely knackered after a week of crazy work, and the last thing I wanted to do was talk about Burma, because well, almost everybody…… Continue reading I have a problem with nationalism

Global Allegiance

Putting this in the perspective of the “cult of personality”, there are those that still hang by the idea that they are “Mac People” and proud of it, (more than they are American, German, etc…) proving the futurist right by a certain perspective. However, the deterioration of employee and customer loyalty in recent years (in part due, to a basic insecurity that certain companies may even continue to exist… thanks Lehman) leaves, China!

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Why I am not a Multiculturalist

Multiculturalism is a logically incoherent and self-destructive ideology that resembles colonialism and is equally morally wrong. In this post I am going to examine the origins and current status of the multiculturalist discourse in Europe. During the 18th century Western powers went to the four corners of the world and colonized poor countries. Western values,…… Continue reading Why I am not a Multiculturalist

Chinese Politics and Wishful Thinking

Recent comments by Chinese premier and media darling Wen Jiabao have made waves in the China observing community. On a recent trip to Shenzhen, the city where Deng Xiaoping announced his great economic reforms, Wen said: “We need not only to promote economic reform, but must also promote political system reforms. Without the guarantee provided…… Continue reading Chinese Politics and Wishful Thinking

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