Understanding extremist terrorism

While I hate to talk about such a grim, dark topic, terrorism is running rampant across the globe, and there just seems to be no end. In 2017, the face of terrorism are organisations like ISIS. So, what exactly is terrorism? Merriam-Webster calls terrorism “the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political … Continue reading Understanding extremist terrorism

Hot take: The War on Drugs is a huge failure

I try my best to refrain from topics that have anything to do with psychotropic or psychedelic substances, but the implications of this topic in this day and age are so vast that talking about it would do more good than bad. The ‘War on Drugs’ was a name dubbed to the criminalisation of hallucinogenic substances during the presidency of US President Richard Nixon. It … Continue reading Hot take: The War on Drugs is a huge failure

Let’s talk about Aleppo.

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again. People really don’t care as much as they think they do or as much as they pretend to. We take quickly to the internet to change our display pictures to show solidarity with the victims of attacks in Paris, Boston or Brussels. We hashtag #PrayforParis and yet we let a mass genocide happen right in front … Continue reading Let’s talk about Aleppo.

True colours: Istanbul terror attack

I’m going to get in here before people start hashtagging ‪#‎PrayForIstanbul‬ or the like. It’s deeply saddening that it only resonates to people when places like Paris or Brussels are attacked. Why the double standard?  Are places like Ankara not important enough? Are the daily attacks in Syria and Gaza not cool enough to talk about? I’m sure that most people haven’t even heard about what happened … Continue reading True colours: Istanbul terror attack