Times Have Changed

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Incorporating the Political Science field with Sociological field, it comes down to this. Defining the nuclear family in a traditional manner, the wife is involved in domestic affairs and husband is only involved in foreign affairs. Walking away from the traditional definition of family, the wife is attending to domestic affairs and foreign affairs while her husband is only focused on foreign affairs.

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Communism or Capitalism

It can be said since 1848 Years of Revolution in Europe, there is a mind boggling question in human minds which has brought many regime changes around the world. Is communist economic system serve better interest of humankind or capitalist economic system? The above question developed through political evolution. When the system was a feudal one, and it gained legitimacy to govern serfs from head of state who was a queen or a king.  In 1215, Magna Carta questioned legitimacy of a queen or a king to govern a nation. There was absent of consent and will of people for a queen or a king to rule a nation. The Magna Carta was asking head of state to act within framework of Constitutional Monarchy. A queen or a king was not interested to share authority with anyone. S/he was interested to hold on absolute power as s/he believed was chosen by God to rule her/his nation.

The above circumstances shaped England’s political culture, and since it was customary for royal families from different nations to marry among each other to avoid wars, the Magna Carta idea began to spread through out Europe. In 1688, Glorious Revolution took place in England, and shifted dynamic of Europe’s history. In 1789, French Revolution commenced and, in 1799, it reached to its pinnacle point by serfs who toppled the monarchy system. The above era is known as conservatism as Edmund Burke was defending notion of conservatism as a way of life and people should know their place in society. In the main time, there was a new class on rise which was a merchant class. This class was going against the conservative values that a person’s social status is determined by birth, but by her/his labor. It was seeking equal opportunity, and government would not interfere with affair of economy. Adam Smith develops a notion of laissez – faire in his book “Wealth of Nations”. This is an era that an economy system of liberalism is emerging on scene of history. It is asking for freedom from state so economy would function without constrain of state, and right to private property ownership. The above situation did not ease pain of people who were working in factories for over sixteen hours a day, seven days a week and they were penniless. Karl Marx and Engels Friedrick wrote “The Communist Manifesto” and wrote about workers exploitation, and how owner of means of production were developing mode of production to make profits at expense of workers. Moreover, they foreseen future that workers would revolt one day and would topple the bourgeois class, and establish a communist nation that everyone would live equally with one another. The above scenario really was stemming from bible of Armageddon and Second Coming of Jesus.  However, the above political ideologies were feeling short to answer human needs that what would be the best way to serve human needs?

Reading political economy books like “The End of Poverty” by Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, whose a Red Tory in Canadian political economy term. Authors Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson in their book “Why Nations Fail” who are Tories and Dr. Robert Pastor in his book “The North American Idea: A Vision of Continental Future” is a Tory. They all convey one message, it is important for governments to invest in infrastructures to develop healthy and vibrant economy. They touched Canada’s health care system as a vital instrument to have a healthy economy.  Canada has top notch doctors who are making Canadians to become healthy when people are becoming ill. It is obvious that the Universal Health Care in Canada is not a communist one nor a capitalist one, it is a socialist one. It is between two economic systems. It is important to remain between two best fruits that history has achieved.

Iran’s Nuclear Dilemma

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Iran was approved by the United States of America to proliferate nuclear capability at time of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was head of state of Iran. In 1979, Iran was transformed from a hereditary monarchy system to a republic political system. The regime in Iran began to face challenges domestically and outside of its national boundaries.

It was during 1980 – 1988 the regime in Iran began to recognize nuclear power as a bargain cheap to resolve its security dilemma. India and Pakistan have nuclear bombs and foreign countries do not question legitimacy of their states or governments. In case of Iraq, Saddam Hussein was over throwing by Western powers on ground that he no longer had consent and will of his people to govern Iraq. In addition, the Western powers accused him of developing Weapon of Mass Destruction, and aiding terrorist entities that they had diabolic plans for Western nations.  Saddam Hussein did not have a military capability to fight back with the Western powers and lost the wars during Persian Gulf Wars.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is determined to have nuclear power. It is right to have nuclear power due to scarcity of fossil fuel. There is an explication that the regime in Iran is developing nuclear power not for use of civilian, but it has ulterior motive. It is developing nuclear bombs to drop them in Israel due to former Iran’s president Ahmadinajad, who said that once Iran has a nuclear bomb, Iran would wipe Israel from map. Particularly, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s domestic and international affairs are at the cross road with other nations as well as United Nations. Ahmadinejad’s statement sent a shock wave to everyone.

Now, the question is; will the Islamic Republic of Iran drop a bomb on any nation? How will the regime in Iran would use its nuclear capability if it acquires nuclear bomb? The regime in Iran has a security dilemma because in Seventh Century Ottoman Empire was encroaching on Iranian frontiers and Shah (King) Ismael from Safavid Dynasty developed system of Shia Sect adherent to twelve saints to prevent Ottoman Empire expanding its frontier on Iranian territory.  This is why Iran is surrounded by Sunni – Sect nations and people who are residing by border, they are following Sunni – Sect doctrine.

Therefore, the regime in Iran is facing insecurity from the region, and makes the region to follow realism doctrine and not ensuing liberal doctrine for trade.

The regime in Iran would not make a military strike against other nations whether it is regional or outside of the region because it has no support of any nation, and if Iran attacks at a nation, other nations with help of Western powers would turn Iran into a stone ages. This is also why Iran has not be at war with other nations since Seventh Century and has always remained in a state of defensive and not offensive.

Iran’s Political Culture

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Iran has two political cultures.  Iran’s first political culture is pre – Islamic area and begins with Cyrus the Great who is a first founder of Human Rights. The above claim is verifiable by checking the United Nations that Cyrus the Great advocated rights of people to freedom of speeches, thoughts, and religions. Moreover, there are historical facts that Greek called Cyrus the Great lawgiver, and Jewish called him anointed one by God. There are some historian scholars who claim that he did not adhere to any faith. However, there are some scholars that they claim he was a Zoroastrian.  It can be said about, Cyrus the Great as a master politician who expanded Iran’s western frontier from Persepolis to North Africa and eastern frontier to China’s border, and established Achaemenian Dynasty. The above historical epoch is fundamental in a fashion Iranians think about Iran and themselves. When an Iranian person is trying to get attention of others, s/he would use Cyrus the Great as a starting point. For example, Shirin Ebadi, during her acceptance speech of Noble Peace Prize, she made some positive remark to Cyrus the Great as a way to appeal to public sentiment. There were two other Persian dynasties that they are source of pride and joy for Iranians, and those dynasties are contributing to historical discussion of Zoroastrian faith and Mithraism faith. Most importantly, how these Empires prevented Roman Empire to encroach on Iranian land.

In Seventh Century, Arabs from Saudi Arabia invaded Iran and took about ten years or more to conquer Iran and Iranians were converted from other faiths to faith of Islam. Today, in India there is a Zoroastrian community that their lineage goes back to Iran.

The above historical accounts are shaping Iranian minds as a resisters against in – coming forces. Particularity, there is a historical account of Saint Hussein that he revolted against establishment of his time, who was ground son of prophet Muhammad. He had seventy – two followers at the time of battle and prior to war, he knew that he would die, but went to the battle field knowingly that he would not come out of the war alive. He died for injustice. The above historical event has shaped Iranian political culture deeply. It was the above historical account that Khomeini used to defeat Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in 1979. Also, the Islamic Republic of Iran used the above historical account to recruit soldiers for Iran and Iraq War and willing to walk on land mines and die for cause of Islam.

As a result, concept of political culture is a strong one, and Iran’s political culture is a defiance one. It is all about resisting an in – coming force due to injustice.

Politics of Race in Canada

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White Canadians really do not want to talk about race issues, and it is a topic which deemed to be left alone. If a non white person mentions topic of racism to a white individual, s/he would respond to her/him like this that it is really sad hidden racism exist in Canada. S/he is assuming by responding like this, has remained liberal minded about issue of racism in Canada, and s/he is emasculating negative impact of racism on non white Canadians. The reality comes to this that society is structured on Karl Marx idea of power struggle, there is no reason to like all of Marx ideas. However, he has some theory about function of society which makes sense. It makes sense that white Canadians are interested to maintain status quo so that they can enjoy life time good employments and good life while non white individuals are struggling to meet basic necessities of life. If a non white person talks about any form of hardship, white individuals would accuse her/him of being lazy. The most funny part comes to this that the gain employment through networking. However, Canada is a meritocracy society, and that person gain employment through nepotism and not networking. How about those individuals that they do not have network in Canada? Obviously, it would be a monumental task to gain employment in Canada.

In 2015, the University of British Columbia released a report that how ethnic minorities in Canada were facing one form of bigotry due to their ascribed status.1 When ethnic minorities are subjected to a form of bigotry; what are the life – chances of opportunities for them in Canada? There is not much of life – chances of opportunities for them. In addition, I looked at policing in Canada, and Toronto Star published an article in 2002 and accused Toronto Police Service for racial profiling.2 Obviously, police system is laying criminal charges against ethnic minorities so that they would have criminal records to prevent them from life – chances, and only white Canadians can have a path toward successful life. What all this does to a person? A person begins to feel alienated and disfranchised and does not want to be part of Canada.

Since terrible incident took place in Paris, France on Friday 13th, 2015, it illustrated to all Canadians that racism is no longer a hidden one. In fact, it is a real one. A man from Province of Quebec decided to seek avenge death of people in France by killing Muslims in Canada. Thankfully, he was apprehended quickly. A mosque was set on fire and only caused property damage and did not claim a human life. Two Muslim women were attacked on Toronto’s subway physically and they were humiliated verbally.3 A Muslim woman received an anonymous letter on her door step to go home.4

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Last look at other so called hidden racism in Canada. Jian Ghomeshi was accused of serious criminal offenses and was targeted by media outlets relentlessly. Dr. Steven Galloway teaches at University of British Columbia, who is accused of some allegations. The above academic institute suspended him with pay, and his colleagues are upset that why the UBC decided to disclose this matter in public arena.5 Furthermore, those individuals have made claims against him, their comments are not appearing on google search engine. There is one more shocking news from the UBC. When a PhD historian student Dmitry Mordvinov was accused by several female students for some alleged wrong doing. The UBC decided to shut the door on women, and there is no police involvement in this matter.6

As a result, there is need for one form of economic, social, political and legal system which treats everyone equally. Not have a system which is treating white people with ample window of opportunities while others are becoming nothing but slaves. It needs to change.

Constable James Forcillo and Sammy Yatim

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It is with utmost sadness Constable Forcillo decided to use deadly force against Sammy Yatim, who was brandishing a knife at a street car commuters during late night hours. Mr. Yatim’s behavior caused people who were on that street car to flee the public transit in state of fear. Mr. Yatim’s behavior caused Toronto Police Service to attend the call and the above police officer used his hand gun to take Mr. Yatim down. As other officers rushed inside of the street car, they used taser, and caused Mr. Yatim’s body to shake and blood poured out of his body.

The lesson was learned that there are police officers who tarnished good name of other officers. Mr. Forcillo should not become a source of anger, but to be embrace as a human being who made a mistake and correcting him.

There is always for everyone.

Golden Rule of Social Constructive School of Thought

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Social constructive school of thought is a branch of international relation study which explains that why certain state actors behave in a certain way. This school of thought explains that states make their own enemies. It is a fascinating way to understand that how world govern itself. It uses concept of inter – subjective as a common denominator to bring nations together due to their common background in area of religion, language or race.  indeed, France has been attacked by some ruthless individuals that they did not have an honor. They attacked at individuals that even some of them had view that the war in the Middle East must come to an end. However, those terrorists caused serious damage between West and East. It requires long days of healing between them.

Now, France is acting irrational against the ISIS. It is making more enemies rather than making friends with others. It is beef – up its military presence in the region to seek revenge against the ISIS. How about France would act differently? It would assist the central governments of Turkey, and Iraq to confront the ISIS. It would provide educational means as well as health care for the above nations. How about this. Soon, the war on terror would come to an end. France is acting aggressively with the ISIS not because of terrorism, it is because France does not have an inter – subjective connection with Iraq and Turkey.

Let’s end this cycle of violence with one another, and not to see one another in means of race, culture, or religion, but as a human being. We have a lot in common with one another. Let there be light and push away darkness.