Faceless Adversaries

My mother often shares an underdog story from my childhood (beaming with pride and I with bemusement) that I had stood up against a bully at a young age. We were at a park, I was barely 5, and an older boy took a ball from a younger boy, which obviously resulted in tears. As … Continue reading Faceless Adversaries

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Junk Patriotism

Today is our motherland’s birthday. Let us cheer and let us cherish. Please only leave behind your reverence, and take away with you your trash. - Anonymous Netizen, ChinaSmack China's 64th anniversary flag raising ceremony saw heavy rain drench 110,000 spectators in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square Tuesday. But the rain was not the only thing to dampen … Continue reading Junk Patriotism

Accountability in the Age of Entitlement (re-post from March 2011)

There’s a disease raging in the western world called apathy. It’s a not a new ailment, but more rampant then ever since it latched onto the boom of 1980’s indulgence, and powered the current ‘age of entitlement’. Self-reliance is a thing of the past now that it's acceptable to blame the rest of the world … Continue reading Accountability in the Age of Entitlement (re-post from March 2011)