We the people, have it drilled into us that we are to be patriotic. We must say the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of every school day, we sing the Star Spangled Banner before every sporting match and politicians everywhere proclaim they are simply representing what ‘Americans,’ or in the Republican case, ‘Real Americans,’…… Continue reading America – the ‘we’ illusion
I have to say, I love my iPad. Everyday I pick it up about 15 times and flick through the various news apps to take a quick pulse of what is happening in the world. When I tire of the news I can quickly switch to my books or watch a documentary on Netflix. I…… Continue reading Japanese Protectionism, Latinos in the USA and The Age of Reason
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=222571071098998 Quick post here. Being a Global Citizen, I find that Vietnamese women are very feminine, gentle and wonderful. But just be careful not to make them upset or else you will be in trouble! Quick story, Global Citizen style. I once attended an event in Saigon where there were many beautiful ladies wearing the…… Continue reading Vietnamese Women Are Beautiful!
I just read a very good article in the NYT by one of my favorite contributors David Brooks. The article is here: The New Humanism In short, his article speaks about our emphasis on measurements, metrics and reasoning while ignoring our emotions, human bonds and the like. If you haven’t clicked the article, here is…… Continue reading Global Citizens – Understanding Ourselves
For me, I have always had conflicting feelings about this one and true to Global Citizen form, it will be an opinion that I do not think has ever been discussed in the West. I’m not sure if it was discussed in Japan but if any Japanese have an opinion I would LOVE TO HEAR IT!