In juxtaposition, the show will address dark aspects of Kuwaiti culture, such as the practices of black magic and zeeran exorcism rituals and the Muslim belief in jinn demonic spiritsas well as the haunting destruction left behind after the invasion of The organizing team, led by Dr.
Does No One Have Vision? Why are even the less ideologically partisan intellectuals so devoid of truth where it really matters? Obviously, these people are not dumb.
They are smart, and some are very smart.
As academics, their role is to research the truth and speak honestly and without fear, especially in a Liberal Democracy. And on a wide array of issues, they do speak candidly and write with integrity. And yet, when it comes to what really matters, they fail time and time again.
How can academics who write so truthfully about B and C be so untruthful about A? This conundrum reminds me of what a film critic said about Chinese film-making in the s: This rule applies to academics all over the world.
Obviously, even a Cuban or North Korean scholar can write freely about birds or reptiles. He would also be relatively free to write about some Other Culture unless it happens to be arch-enemy Uncle Sam and its allies or puppets. But when it comes to Cuban government or the Kim Klan, the scholars better tread carefully.
Or consider the Soviet Encyclopedia that had perfectly fine entries on most topics and subjects by universal standards of knowledge but gave totally skewed accounts of sensitive topics in relation to Soviet history and power.
This being a near-universal rule — who expects total academic or press freedom in Iran? After all, the New York Times declaration of principles runs as follows: Americans believe people want to come to the US for freedom and liberty, to speak their minds, challenge power and authority, and call it like it is.
And despite all this mania for change as a good thing, we are not supposed to notice certain changes that are inconvenient to the Narrative. Never mind that the power in America went from Wasps to Jews some time ago. And never mind all the changes in race relations, with most of the violence being black-on-white.
Just pretend we are still back in the days of Bull Connor. And forget about the reality of South Africa and Zimbabwe. Just gaze at the screen featuring Wakanda as a vision of what Africa would have been without colonization.
Never mind that parts of Africa that had come under direct European rule did far better than parts that were only indirectly ruled. What are we to pretend next? Damn those British who prevented Hong Kong from becoming what it really could have been: A super high-tech city-state that would have colonized a million star systems by now if not for the occupation by evil whitey.
But then, there never was unfettered free speech and absolute liberty in the US except perhaps in the brief limbo period between the late s and the early s, after which Political Correctness began to favor consensus over controversy. This brief window of near-total freedom owed to the uncertainty of power during the crisis-filled transition from Wasp domination to Bugs busy-urban-globalist-semite, aka Jewish domination.
Similarly, there was something approaching real freedom in the transition period from post-Maoism to the New Order in China. There was Democracy Wall and, for a time, genuine discussion, top to bottom, about the disasters of the Cultural Revolution and need for reforms and modernization. But once the New Order consolidated its power, especially after the Tiananmen Square crackdown, many issues became more-or-less taboo despite Chinese society becoming freer in terms of personal and cultural liberties.
Even though working for their tribal interest, Jews invoked universal principles to fool America that organizations like ACLU were struggling for equal liberty for all. Back then, Jews knew unfettered free speech would favor their own kind because they were on the up against the Wasp order, Christian order, Catholic organizations, and Conservative groups especially in rural communities.
And since Jews had more verbal arsenal and more money than other groups, they were bound to gain most ground in power and influence. Democratic Party had always been divided between Hollywood and Hardy Workers, but of course, deep down inside, Jews always favored the former.
You want the good stuff in life, kid? You gotta win at the top, not at the bottom. Being pro-worker is like being king of the losers. Better to be king of kings or even a servant of kings — like Mr. They figured it would henceforth be advantageous to push Political Correctness.
PC has two strains: The True Believers really believe in their simpleminded view of history and justice. But there are tribalist PC-pushers as well. Jews, at least smart ones, know that much of PC is caca.Flowers is a collaboration between Bidoun and the Prince Claus Fund Journal and takes its cue from the “Culture and Nature” theme.
This issue of Bidoun draws attention to rare varieties of flowers. This included sugar, tobacco, tea and coffee, these were grown on vast plantations in the Caribbean as demand steadily rose. In particular, sugar consumption in Britain during the course of the 18th century increased by a factor of 20, critics argue that colonialism was indeed a driver of consumerism, but they would place the emphasis on the.
J ohn Wesley deplored it, Samuel Pepys was an early adopter and George Orwell wrote an essay on how to make it perfectly – for years, the British people have had a love affair with tea. Because of slow transport times, England did not receive news of the Boston Tea Party until January The British government made their official announcement two months later and embarked on an effort to crack down on the rowdy colonists.
On April 1, , the officials closed the port of Boston. Reacting to the US pressure, President Roh Tea-woo government decided to permit direct import and distribution of foreign film in Korea in (Duangklad 4).
The Korea film industry itself was not strong enough to compete with Hollywood at that time because of the lack of substantial capitals to produce quality films (Jin ).
Presentations. Click on a faculty member's name to reveal a list of his or her presentations. Ikuko Acosta.