Category Archives: Philosophy

Guyana’s Economy: We must demand what’s justly ours – By Lincoln Lewis

We must stand our ground and demand what’s justly ours

Sexual Orientation: Pedophilia—The next normal – By Yvonne Sam

Pedophilia—The next normal – By Yvonne Sam

Every sane thinking human should truly understand that we are in a monumental “spiritual-moral-crisis”, whereby too many humans  are attempting to make wrong, right and make it work.

Initially it was a matter of appearance, whether a person looked like a male or looked like a female. In the event of appearance producing some uncertainties, then sex could be determined and established by examining a person’s birth certificate. Furthermore, if appearance and a birth certificate produced uncertainties, then  the ultimate, absolute proof of sex was a person’s chromosomes; XX marked a female, and XY marked a male. Case closed. Point finale!

Regrettably, those old-fashioned simple methods of identifying sex have changed. In fact, relying on those old tried-and-true methods of sex identification qualifies one for opprobrium, with the charge of being labelled homophobic. Today — independent of appearance, genitalia, birth certificate and chromosomes — one is a male or female based on how one labels oneself.        Continue reading

No place for vanilla politics in today’s America – By Mohamed Hamaludin

No place for vanilla politics in today’s America

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Former President Barack Obama recently offered his most significant advice yet to the Democratic Party. Answering questions at an Obama Foundation town hall in Berlin on Saturday, he said, “One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United States… is a certain kind of rigidity where we say, ‘Oh, I’m sorry, this is how it’s going to be.’ And then we start sometimes creating what’s called a ‘circular firing squad’ where you start shooting at your allies because one of them is straying from purity on the issues.”

That message was actually for the democratic socialists and their agenda that includes New York Rep. Alexandria Occasion-Cortez’s Green New Deal and Medicare for all.        Continue reading

Children in abusive relationships – By Annan Boodram

Children should be the most critical reason not to stay in an abusive relationship

By Annan Boodram 

Very often victims of gender based abuse say that they choose not to walk away because of the children.  The fact is that staying in an abusive relationship because of the children will cause the children to be scarred for life as growing up in such a home is one of the most terrifying and traumatic experience a child can go through.

Children in abusive relationships may blame themselves for the abuse, thinking if they had not done or said a particular thing, the abuse would not have occurred. They may also become angry at their siblings or their mothers for triggering the abuse and may display increased aggression towards peers or mothers.

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COMEDY: George Carlin Talks About “Stuff”

COMEDY: George Carlin Talks About “Stuff”

George Carlin’s classic stand-up routine about the importance of ‘Stuff’ in our lives. This was from his appearance at Comic Relief in 1986. — Farewell George 1937-2008

Education: Kenyan Teacher Wins World’s Best Teacher Prize And One Million Dollars

Mathematics and physical science teacher, Peter Tabichi, after the Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School teacher had won the one million dollar Global Teacher Prize at a ceremony in Dubai.

By Busani Bafana –IPS Contributing Writer

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates April 5, 2019 (IPS) — A mathematics and physical science teacher, from an impoverished school in Kenya’s Rift Valley, Peter Tabichi, has won the one-million-dollar Global Teacher Prize, becoming the first teacher from Africa to clinch the prize, established to honour the profession.

Tabichi (36) emerged the winner from a top list of 10 nominees from Brazil, Georgia, Netherlands, United Kingdom, India, United States, Argentina, Australia and Japan.                  Continue reading

Stop Racism Indoctrination – Only One Race: The Human Race – Jane Elliott Video

Anti-Racism Educator Jane Elliott: ‘There’s Only One Race. The Human Race’ | NBC BLK | NBC News

Known for her “blue-eyed, brown-eyed” experiment, where she ran her class as though the children with brown eyes were superior to children with blue eyes, educator Jane Elliott has spent the last 50 years fighting racism.

Jane Elliott (née Jennison;[2][3] born May 27, 1933) is an American former third-grade schoolteacher, anti-racism activist, and educator. She is known for her “Blue eyes–Brown eyes” exercise. She first conducted her famous exercise for her class the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. When her local newspaper published compositions that the children had written about the experience, the reactions (both positive and negative) formed the basis for her career as a public speaker against discrimination.    Continue reading

“Fault Lines” – Poem by St. Lucian Poet Kendel Hippolyte – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Front Cover: Fault Lines by Kendel Hippolyte
Cover Art by Cecil Fevrier

My Poetry Corner April
2019
features the poem “Fault Lines” from the poetry collection, Fault Lines, by Kendel Hippolyte, a
poet, playwright, and director. Born in the Eastern Caribbean Island of St.
Lucia in 1952, he lived in Jamaica in the 1970s, where he explored his talents
in writing plays and poetry. After earning his bachelor’s degree in 1976 at the
University of the West Indies Mona campus, he returned to St. Lucia.

Four poetry collections have followed his first publication in 1980. Fault Lines – published by the UK publisher, Peepal Tree Press, in 2012 – won the 2013 OCM Bocas (Caribbean Literature) Prize for Poetry. In 2000, he was awarded the St. Lucia Medal of Merit for Contribution to the Arts.

Since retiring from teaching theater arts and literature at the Sir Arthur Lewis…

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Guyana Politics: Bharrat Jagdeo’s decisions have hurt the PPP – By James McAllister

The arrogance and hubris of Bharrat Jagdeo are not working for the PPP

After the No-Confidence Motion (NCM), Jagdeo had hoped pressure from his cohorts in the Private Sector Commission (PSC), and at the Stabroek News would have forced the government to resign. If this had happened, Jagdeo would have nullified a significant amount of the incumbency advantage the government enjoys. In addition, he would have forced election within a period when the government was still absorbing the powerful message its supporters sent during the Local Government Elections (LGE). There would have been no time for adjustment or correction.

However, once there was the combination of the government’s move to the court, and the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) decision to inform the President that elections were not possible before house-to-house registration, he should have adjusted his strategy. Once the issue moved to the courts, impartial observers accepted that the Government was entitled to due process. After all, this was not a case where the PPP won an election and the government was refusing to demit office. This was the case where the dubious vote of a government MP was procured under questionable circumstances.      Continue reading

Guyana Politics: The suspension of the British Guiana constitution in 1953

By Winston McGowan – Stabroek News – October 31, 2002

British Soldiers arrive in British Guiana in 1953

Turning Back the Clock

1953 was one of the most important years in Guyanese history. It witnessed two major developments. One of them was the country’s first essentially democratic election, held on April 27 in accordance with the provisions of a new and comparatively advanced constitution recommended by the Waddington Commission of 1950.

This constitution introduced several new features into Guyanese political life, including universal adult suffrage at the age of 21 and a ministerial system. It provided for a two-Chamber legislature, comprising a House of Assembly of three official and 24 elected members and an Executive Council.          Continue reading

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