Let’s talk about Oligarchy

Posted: 2017/01/23 by dearbalak in Links/Articles/Video

Excellent short assessment of the new admin.

The Warcry Herald

I’ve heard it thrown around that Trump is a fascist. That may be true, but his government is much more likely to resemble an oligarchy.

The word oligarchy comes from the Greek words ‘Oligoi,’ few, and ‘Arkhein,’ to rule. In it’s most basic form, Oligarchy is defined as “government by the few.” Trump was seen as a populist up until the election, throwing around soundbites about ‘draining the swamp’, and calling Clinton corrupt.

Trump’s cabinet decisions are contrary to his stated goal, here are a few of the most concerning.

For Secretary of State, Trump chose Rex Tillerson, a recipient of the Russian Order of Friendship, ex-CEO of Exxon corporation as of December. In 2011, he began drilling oil fields in direct violation of Iraqi law, the same year we finally brought soldiers out of the nation. His actions might have destabilized the entire relationship between both…

View original post 315 more words

Image  —  Posted: 2017/01/23 by dearbalak in Uncategorized

Let’s Talk About Image. (Pt 1)

Posted: 2017/01/22 by dearbalak in Links/Articles/Video

The Warcry Herald

When I say ‘Image’ what do people think of? Photographs? Television? The kind of image I want to discuss is the image that people cultivate for themselves in order to be, well, worshiped.

Consider a Kardashian. I won’t talk about my personal opinion of them, but a person close to me is a fan of their show, which ‘documents’ their lives. In this show, each of the stars is ‘A Something’. One of them is the mean one, one of them is the dumb one, one of them is the promiscuous one. This trend can be seen across most types of media, and even in day to day lives.

You might wonder, aren’t I just talking about personalities? What if that’s what they’re actually like?

While that may be true, I have another example. Youtubers. You might not keep up with them too much, but you probably know the template…

View original post 567 more words

So. America. We need to talk.

Posted: 2017/01/22 by dearbalak in Links/Articles/Video

The Warcry Herald

America is currently a nation divided. We’ve had our differences in the past, but usually, everything’s worked out alright. That’s because we were on top. I won’t say we aren’t still the most powerful nation on Earth, because by many measures, we are. What we need to realize is that while we might still be the most powerful, we may not still be a nation.

The problem many people seem to have is accepting that ‘Nation’ doesn’t mean the same thing it did last October. Whichever side of the debate over Trump you support (and I intend to remain firmly neutral), you have to accept that he is a major player not just in American politics, but in international business. Protocol would have him sever those connections, but that just isn’t something that one can just do. He’s had business with people the world over. That isn’t something…

View original post 552 more words

So. America. We need to talk.

Posted: 2017/01/22 by dearbalak in Links/Articles/Video

America is currently a nation divided. We’ve had our differences in the past, but usually, everything’s worked out alright. That’s because we were on top. I won’t say we are…

Source: So. America. We need to talk.

https://warcryherald.wordpress.com/?blogsub=confirming#blog_subscription-3

Image  —  Posted: 2017/01/17 by dearbalak in Uncategorized

Image  —  Posted: 2017/01/11 by dearbalak in Uncategorized