The Life and Death of a Public Servant

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable…
Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle;
the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

When does public service become a life and death proposition?

Two of the main political figures that pushed for and ultimately received UK independence from the European Union were Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson. What fate has befallen them after such a grand and unexpected victory? Within two weeks of the biggest political win of his life, Farage resigned as leader of the rising Ukip party, saying that “During the referendum I said I wanted my country back … now I want my life back.” Some say that the end of his public life comes out of concern for his safety and the safety of his family after years of intensifying death threats.

As for Boris, his downfall comes from a turn of events more reminiscent of Game of Thrones. Continue reading “The Life and Death of a Public Servant”

Beware of Dog: The End of ISIS

The Gates of Hell are open in Iraq…
– Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa,
two years after his 2002 warning against a strike on Iraq went unheeded

International headlines have been filled with frightening headlines of the Islamic State’s heinous acts over the last weeks.

Orlando shooting: 49 killed, shooter pledged ISIS allegiance.
Iraq violence: IS bombing kills 125 Ramadan shoppers in Baghdad
Three American students among 20 people hacked to death in Bangladesh by ISIS terrorists – who only spared those who could recite the Koran – before armored troops moved in

Continue reading “Beware of Dog: The End of ISIS”

A New Nation, A New Nationalism

‘Tis but the same rehearsal of the past.
First freedom and then Glory – when that fails,
Wealth, vice, corruption – barbarism at last.
And History, with all her volumes vast,
Hath but one page…
Byron

It’s official: the Brexit is happening. At least that’s what 51.9% of the voting UK public decided in a record-setting turnout of over 70% despite a rainy June day.