Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Democracy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics Or: Why We Should Stop Voting

NTOABOMA—All systems run inexorably to decline: even modern democracy; it runs inescapably to corruption. Thus says the second law of thermodynamics, which is a...

The Dire Choice of President Trump Or: How We Must Learn to Stop Worrying...

NTOABOMA—If Trump wins, will he drag the United States into an Amexit much bigger than Brexit? Or can Wikileaks or "Carlos Danger" single handedly bring down...

The Illusion of Modern Democracy

Attention! Your attention, please. This is not my story. When it was first told you had no idea why it mattered to you. I...

Robot Elections, Puppet Leaders, and Dejected Citizens

Someday decades ago, it was said that we kicked out the colonialists once and for all and set up our own systems of governance....

The Venal Illusion of Independence: Ghana vs. Gandhi 

KUMASI—A statue of an Indian independence leader, Mahatma Gandhi, was unveiled at the University of Ghana in June by the Indian president, Pranab Mukherjee,...

The Nature of Freedom in Anticolonial Struggles

ACCRA--This is the third of a series of essays started with the aim of setting a tone for a paradigm shift towards an abstract...

Human Rights Trump the Disease of Neoliberal Property Rights

NTOABOMA — Let us for the sake of our collective sanity resume our prevailing discussion about human rights and property rights: Are human rights...

Ma’at as the Strategic Foundation of African Geopolitical Thinking

ACCRA -- The central idea of Ma’at lay at the foundation of Kemet’s (Ancient Egypt) view of the world. The Pharaoh as the guarantor...

African Elections – Why Win the Battle and Lose the War?

ACCRA -- This will not be the first. We have won a few important battles in the past but we lost the wars on...

From Reactionary Intellectualism to Seeking Internal Causal Explanations Necessary for Decolonization

Series of Writings on Decolonization I.I. Revisit of the First Installment: Power Differentials in Our Anti-Colonial Struggle   This is the second of a series of essays,...