Ever since I came to the United States, I have always been puzzled with a certain attitude in this country. Why do so many ordinary, god-fearing Republicans in this country oppose measures such as free healthcare for all? What do they mean when they say they are ‘against Obama as a matter principle’?… [Read more]
For the inaugural post in the ‘Say It In Song’ category, BorderlessNewsandViews.com thinks that this classic release from 1971 is appropriate: Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”. With ongoing protests about war, inequality, economic strife and control by so few over so many, Marvin Gaye’s timeless classic asked this question 40 years ago — but this song is as relevant today as it was then.… [Read more]
While preparing my morning coffee and instant oatmeal, I overheard a conversation between three twenty-something colleagues of mine. They were discussing Occupy Wall Street outside a conference room that just happened to be named Wall Street. The takeaways from this three-way chat were as follows:
- I’m not right-wing but I can’t get behind people who hate my country;
- They don’t even know what the hell they’re bitching about;
- They’re jealous that we have jobs and they don’t.
I’m loving Occupy Wall Street. It is described as a people-powered movement for people who want to express discontent for the current political and economic environment and I really don’t care what this movement is called as long as I see a little democracy in action, something we don’t get to see when all of the economic pain is shared and the profits are privatised.… [Read more]