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Trump, Putin, Christianity & Tolstoy

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have come together in mutual admiration for one another. Both have their own treacherous, hidden agendas; but their modus operandi are similar – an amalgamation of personal power through rallying the populace to a vision of past glories. In Donald Trump’s case, it is a call to “make America great […]

Traveling to a New America – Davis, California

Davis, California.  Home of the University of California at Davis. Students from many different ethnic backgrounds, and from around the world. Talking to students on the street, these were some of comments I heard. A young man, a graduate student, originally from Brazil. “I feel that what is happening in my own country is symptomatic […]

Putin, the Russian Church, & Tolstoy

So now the Russian Orthodox Church has come out openly in alliance with and support for Vladimir Putin and the Russian government in its crusade against ISIS. It is an alliance that has shown itself throughout much of Russian history, and one that was repeatedly condemned by one of the greatest of Russian writers – […]

Night Has Descended Upon Russia

Boris Nemtsov is dead, murdered by Vladimir Putin. Oh, yes, Putin did it all right.  Everything he has instituted since being in office has been geared towards Nemtsov’s death.  The death of a sane Russia.  The institution of madness.  The incorporation of fear. Putin is scripting from Adolph Hitler’s book, Mein Kampf.  Murder and betrayal, […]

Plot Uncovered: Irish Plan to Retake New York City

As if it was not enough that the Russians and Vladimir Putin are scheming and launching covert attacks on Ukraine in an effort to retake territory imputed historically to be Russia’s, a new, and disturbing report has now come to light of a large and secret network of Irish operatives who have been making plans […]

Chingiz Aitmatov/Daisaku Ikeda – Dialogue of Giants

Chingiz Aitmatov, the great Russian and Kyrgyz writer, is not that well known in the Western world, although he was one of the greatest writers in the Russian and Kyrgyz languages in the latter half of the twentieth century.  He was also the ambassador for Kyrgyzstan to the European Union, NATA, and UNESCO.  He was […]

Russian Weeds

Russia has taken a step back into the past. Like virulent weeds, the outworn oppression and ideology have poked their heads through Russian soil. Putin longs for the restoration of the old Soviet Union, whose pinions have already crumbled.  He longs for the State power, the military might, the fearsomeness that extended into every household […]

Nuclear Madness Once Again

Nuclear weapons are once again coming to the fore of our consciousness. They have been there all along, but the tension is growing worldwide – with sword rattling from North Korea, and fighting between India and Pakistan resuming – but most of all in the alarming breakdown in civility that is occurring between Russia and […]

Roots and Weeds

Putin and Russians are struggling over the loss of Ukraine.  Muslims and Jews battle over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  At the heart of it all is roots. Crimea, for Russians, Putin claims, is “like the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, arguing that the very roots of Russia date back to Kievan Rus, a loose federation […]

Russia: Descent into the Past

Vladimir Putin has turned Russia on a path into the past, a catastrophe for the Russian people. The world is heading towards a planetary globalization, but at the same time, the forces for disintegration and separation are rampant.  Peoples, cultures, and nations want to pull back and retreat into their own smaller, comfortable world.  These […]