Showing posts from October, 2011

A Reaction to Wall Street Riots

Ps 37:30 The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom,  and his tongue speaks what is just. Herman Cain said of Wall Street protesters: “Don’t blame the big banks. If you don’t have a job and you are not rich, blame yourself.” Several hours later, he said of the same people: “They might be frustrated with Wall Street and bankers, but they are directing their anger at the wrong place. Wall Street didn’t put in failed economic policies…They ought to be over in front of the White House taking out their frustrations.” I have always have a nagging thought that some well-to-do folks see poor people as lazy, laid-back, and lacking in drive for success. Herman Cain ’s first comment smacks of this kind of view. His second comment seems more measured and thought out. However, he still did not consider that the so-called “big-banks” actually had a “big” hand in causing global recession . The bankers have not taken responsibility for that fact…more importantly, they have not cleaned up their

WikiLeaks and the Age of Information

The word ‘wiki’ has never has so much mystery, wonder, amazement, fear, worry, and trepidation. The feelings listed above actually depend on who you are and what you do. If you are just an average citizen who is an internet troll, then the first half sums up how you feel at times. If you are a western politician with a high position in the government, then you are prone to experience the second half of the emotions, you may had ‘with sleepless nights’ on top of that. Information has become a potent weapon that open eyes and disturb governments. Centuries past, if you print a true story about a king or queen or any other kind of ruler, you may find yourself in a murky dungeon or adorning the hangman’s noose. These days, such information annoys and frightens politicians like a cat under a pile of snow who will do anything to get out of the predicament it finds itself in. I have not read much about Wikileaks. I have no doubt about the truth of some of the so-called ‘revelations’. I can

Mornings and Beginnings

Mornings can be one of the most refreshing time of the day for a lot of people, me included. It is a time to start again, to look forward to the day and plan towards whatever the heart desires. Such is how I am feeling today – fresh, revitalised, and hopeful. I hope the dreams God has put in this heart of mine will be realised and fulfilled. For it is one thing to start well, and it is another matter to finish well.