Waking up at 5am, a day off after working all weekend, but no coffee or tea :/ too hungry now to proof read too much now… god I want
siracha and eggs. I used to think that was gross. Everything changes.
Current events, when there are so many, are easier to write about when you have writers block than let’s say fiction. Any tips on overcoming months of it welcomed. I plan to travel as soon as things permit.
The news this morning;
watching the fifteenth day of protests in Turkey, which from what I understand started with wanting to keep the last bit of green Istanbul free from a shopping mall and has escalated into 5,000 injuries, many from the very powerful water cannons I saw live and the tear gas the reporter had to eventually mask his face to avoid. Turkey is a democracy, and the leader was elected democratically. But the citizens say they are fighting against extreme conservationism and what they believe to be authoritarian leadership.
This begs the question, to me, can any person stay a nations leader for 10 years, even the most well intentioned. (Which, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hasn’t seemed, as the reporter broadcasting there mentioned, concerned with a relatively large public outcry. This situation intrigues me both in philosophy, human rights and foreign policy. We should also keep in mind Turkey’s geography, and how important our allies are in the East as they are few. I have also heard from my friends who travel that the people in general just seemed… kind
I want to thank my friends or strangers that become my friends after stumbling on my blog. I’ve been lucky enough to have readers from most corners of the globe though my views are modest.
In a follow up of the NSA scandal, the FBI is now throwing around accusations of the former NSA employee’s identity was revealed. Personally, I know some leaks threaten national security, but the president said he was welcome for debate on the subject. The MSM, sorry, CNN then showed some crackpot poll saying most Americans don’t care if the government spies on us even to the extent revealed and admitted by the administration. I always wonder where these polls come from.
He was called a leaker when the head of this (apparently not over) scandal came about, now I heard words such as espionage or treason thrown around. I suppose I will do some research on this man, but his motives did seem mostly clear: just letting the world know what was going on involving them at large. It has nothing to do with our department of defense, in essence, how could it be contrived as espionage or treason? The UK is an ally of ours that had the balls to actually publish this story in the Guardian… Why American news depresses me, why so many of us read blogs or alternative news to find out what stories aren’t being skewed or left out… of course, I don’t see the big picture.
If I did, I still feel like I’d see it differently.
The West keeps calling my name, in so many different ways.