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The Strangler Vine

The word “thug” is derived from the Hindu and Irdu word “thag”, which in turn are derivative from the Sanskrit “sthagati” (to conceal). Their roots are Indian, describing a thief or swindler as early as 1300 A.D., and later an organization of criminals and assassins who purportedly from birth worship Kali, the Hindu goddess of death and destruction. 335 more words

Book Review

Cómo se logró sacar a Puerto Rico de la lista de colonias de la ONU

“Estados Unidos tenía mucho poder dentro de la ONU (Organización de Naciones Unidas) para convencer y lograr que alguna gente reconociera el Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico (ELA) como gobierno propio, y se inventó esta cosa (ELA). 1,087 more words

Puerto Rico

Anti-colonialism, Kant, and modern academia

Disclaimer: I should state, first and foremost, that though I am a student in the philosophy department at the University of Calgary, my opinions in no way represent or reflect those of my peers and supervisors. 799 more words

Philosophy

Is Donald Trump British? part 2


I pointed out a few days ago that we need to take seriously the idea that Trump’s British mother* indoctrinated him with radical colonialist ideologies. Now Trump has… 55 more words

Politics

Cry for the People of St. Croix

St. Croix. The best place in the world to live!

Remains of conquerors, their religions, and big business are on the right and left as you crisscross the 28 mile island. 698 more words

Christiansted

Hidden figures, the more things change the more they stay the same

The movie Hidden figures tells the story of three unsung black females, who helped the United States to win the space race.  The thee main characters and the movie, Hidden Figures are all touted as a crusade for both feminism and civil rights in a segregated Virginia (amurdikkka). 3,013 more words

Politics, Imperialism, Colonialism