"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result." Have you ever heard that quote? Most commonly it is attributed to Albert Einstein. Personally, I doubt it. Einstein was a scientist and they tend to do the same thing over and over again all the time to... Continue Reading →
The only way to describe my experience here so far is to quote two great individuals, Morpheus and Slavoj Zizek: "Welcome to the desert of the real"
It began as a little spat between Noam Chomsky and Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Correction, it began as a organized series of acts of criminal injustice by Erdoğan on which Chomsky refused to be silent. Many other foreign academics joined with Chomsky in signing an open letter to the Turkish government calling for peace in Southeast... Continue Reading →
Today, I weep for Turkey. Yesterday, November 1, 2015, in a stunning victory in which they "somehow" outperformed virtually everybody's polls, the AKP managed to steal back the ruling majority they had lost in June's far more legitimate elections. What can be seen as a win for the AKP is a loss fof Turkey. It... Continue Reading →
Twice now, I have started writing up a blog response to the recent bombings in Ankara. Twice now I've deleted it with the thought, "I can't post this. This will get me kicked out." I will just leave it at that and let you guess my mind and opinions. Instead, I have a few questions... Continue Reading →