Showing posts with label English. Show all posts
Showing posts with label English. Show all posts

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Republicans Complain that Biden Did Not Unify America! But who is Dividing it?

 I was an avid American and a Republican even before arriving in the US in 2010. When I was a citizen of Iraq, where citizenship did not matter much, as you probably only needed it to get some nutritious food 🍲 or a job, and there were no elections whatsoever before 2003, my dream was to make Iraq like a smaller America, where people will have freedoms, free press, respect for human rights, etc.

However, that was impossible, of course, with the majority of the Iraqi people being highly religious and traditional. This failed state, thanks to Islamic rule, and thanks to the long reign of Arab-Fascism under the Baath regime, resembles America, which Republicans in general, and MAGA in specific, seek to achieve. Fascism cannot accept a genuine free market system, and thus, if Republicans would ever take power and abolish Democracy, then, they have to invent a form of Socialist economy that is controlled by the state. The MAGA regime, like Saddam's Baath party, and Hitler's Nazis, will have a system where the common man is crushed, and the big super-rich will enjoy the crushing of the workers' unions.

Back to our question regarding the part where many complain that President Biden did not unify the country, it is important to remember the real question: "Who is dividing America?" should be the question asked. Remember that every Fascist regime, and I have lived under one for 30 years, needs some sort of cult or religious "zeal" to avoid any kind of philosophical criticism, something even Atheistic Communist Regimes failed to do. I do remember how Saddam, the arrogant, ignorant, and dumb dictator, used to give religious hints regarding many of his political actions such as war campaigns, some increases in salaries, or even when the regime was facing difficulties because authoritarian regimes know that the majority, forced to "respect" religion, cannot talk. Now, MAGA makes a great appeal to religion, and many Republican senators and activists have said overwhelmingly that they believe that America was established based on "Biblical Principles", which is a total BS. Why it is BS? Because the constitution of the United States of America does not mention God, Allah, Jesus or the Bible or Muhammad or the Qur'an, or any other religious symbol. To put religion in politics or in the laws of the country, that act aims to intensify divisions and social strife because who is that who will decide which Church and which bible, and there are many of them, who will define the role of religion in the state. Imagine we are talking about these issues in the 21st century! The bringing of "religious freedoms" to the table by the Republicans actually aspires to create some form of hate towards #LGBTQ, towards others who have a different religion or different forms of Christian beliefs. and we should not forget how many Republicans did not like @SenatorRomney just because he is a Mormon. Now, President Biden is aware of the fact that you cannot accept in a Democracy, those who claim day and night that they accept election outcomes only when they win. I know that some dumb idiots would say that Hillary Clinton too did not accept the outcome of the 2016 election and that she was talking about a "stolen election" after she lost to Trump, but they ignore the fact that Hillary never ever said that the votes or the ballots ❎ were stolen or that the agency of a foreign power involved in the "steal". Hillary's complaint was about social media, the #FakeNews widely seen on #Facebook, #Twitter, and other platforms. Not just that, she did congratulate Trump the same night, even though she had more popular votes, so, she lost by states, not by the majority of the population. Now, the question is: Will we return to the age of hypocrisy and Racist compromises, when America accepted that half of 🌗 America should be slavery-based in a country that was claiming itself to be "the beacon of Freedom?" Or, we put Trump on trial and punish him for his crimes in an equal, justice for all system? Let us wait and see, with the hope that the American people will vote wisely.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Nick Adams @NickAdamsinUSA Proves that MAGAs are Seeking to Establish a Totalitarian Regime in America

 Let us be honest. It is clear, as president Biden said on more than a few occasions that MAGA thugs are not hiding their shameless wish to, not just establish a corrupt norm, but even to designate a dictator who will enjoy all the pomp of the absolute totalitarian leaders of several countries that have 0 respect for the human rights of the people and the freedom to criticize the government. In the tweet above we notice several things:
1- The guy shamelessly claims that 100% of Americans miss his boss, a lie and a spit on the face of the American experiment, and probably intended to be as such.
2- The other possibility is that Nick is defining "American" to mean only those who adhere to the Fuhrer and his worshippers, and therefore "Americanism" is defined as the pure race of MAGA thugs and the elite, probably compensation for the failure of the second coming of Jesus. 
3- The third possibility is that this kind of tweet represents a trend that is ubiquitous among MAGAs and intended to create anger among their opponents. As an example, you will find an example of this mentality in the infamous book of Qur'an in Surah 3 verse 119 where it says:
" When they meet you [means the hypocrites] they say, “We believe.” But when alone, they bite their fingertips in rage. Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “˹May you˺ die of your rage!” Surely Allah knows best what is ˹hidden˺ in the heart."
In this sense, Nick and the rest of the MAGAs have no intention of fixing anything in America, but rather, grab power and hold on to it, whatever it is the cost. They are absolutely not different from ISIS or Al-Qaida and the rest of the terrorists.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Does Nick Adams @NickAdamsinUSA knows that Trump is Far More Dangerous for the US than Khamenei?

 As usual, we find that the MAGA folks who work as sellers for Trump's racist project for America have no idea, or more probable, ignore reality in order to satisfy the Big Boss and that the fact that there are other evils, malicious terrorists on @Twitter, like Ayatollah Khamenei, #MBS of #SaudiArabia is undeniable. However, there are some things that MAGAs ignore such as:

1- #Twitter is a business and a private sector corporation, and by MAGA's claimed "principles" Twitter has the right to suspend whoever they think 🤔 deserves to be suspended. That is exactly what Twitter did to my account just because I expected that #Trump will expire in jail, like Al Capone. So in that regard, Nick and the MAGAs are mistaken.

2- MAGAs commit a common fallacy that which is called What-about-ism which reminds me of some radical Islamists whom whenever they stuck about one of (prophet Muhammad's crimes) they reply by saying: What about #Hitler and #Stalin? They have killed millions! As if such an argument would make the crimes of the founder of Islam morally acceptable! So, Trump and his mouthpieces reply to every legal accusation by saying: "What about Hillary?" Which is in itself is an acknowledgment of guilt, and of course, the Aristocratic Republican Party has no problem having two legal systems, one for the common subjects, and the second applies to the elite. 

3- MAGA leaders and speakers depend on complaints of the American people without offering any solutions or ways to manage the suffering of the common American people. The bad news for MAGAs is that the American voters, mostly vote for Republicans as a way to punish the Democrats, but once they see how ugly is MAGA and its Fascism that is hiding behind #Jesus, they will not vote for them.

Monday, September 5, 2022

Leo Terrell: The Black Face of the White Nazi MAGA!

Some of the big names who turned against Trump included people l Again, sisters and brothers of the resistance of the Anti-Fascists! You see how truth, facts, reality, and evidence do not matter with the MAGA fascist movement because they talk as if people have no memory and no morality at all. As goes the saying: "The thief thinks that all people are thieves". So, Leo ignores the fact that Bill Barr was Trump's trusted guy in the DOJ and he remained as such until the last few days of Trump's miserable presidency. Leo ignores the fact that the majority of the American people are smart and will not forget that Bill Barr is just one out of many who said: enough is enough!

People like:

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis

Former Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer
Former White House national security adviser John Bolton

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly
Former White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster
Former Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert
Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley
And remember Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who had a rough experience with the thuggish president Trump! If Trump is hated by his own staff, why do you even try lying, Leo?

Brigitte Gabriel @ACTBrigitte is One of the Dumbest MAGAs!

 She is one of the dumbest MAGA Republicans I have ever seen, except for Trump for sure!

Take a look at this tweet from her:

First of all, she is dumb because, throughout all her tweets and posts, the only thing she's good at is making stupid propositions, such as this tweet above where she creates a failed comparison between Trump's chaotic presidency, where America was falling behind in healthcare, the rise of racial violence and hate. Not to mention the most serious threat to America, which was coming from Putin, and Trump's undermining of the importance of NATO alliance. For the dumb Brigette Gabriel, that disastrous presidency was "Greatness", whereas Joe Biden's hard work to save lives reminds her of 'nursing homes! Sure, under Biden's presidency we got a good sense of law and order, a sense of security as America, Europe, and all the free world is fighting side by side with the Ukrainian people against #Putin's evil war in #Ukrain! So, shut up your mouth Dumb Brigette! 

Monday, September 6, 2021

Are There “Islamic Feminists?” Some Fallacies in Arab Feminist Rooms on Clubhouse

By: Sohel Ahmed Bahjat


There are many awesome, Arab Feminist ladies and girls on Clubhouse App who represent the Feminist Movement in the Arab world, in general, and Iraq in specific. On Clubhouse and social media, one finds easily a struggle going on between the forces of Enlightenment, secularist groups, and women’s rights, versus the forces of Tradition, blind obedience, and the worship of Islamic symbols, all trying to get the support of society, which is, unfortunately, soaked in the Islamic myths, and belief system.


What motivated me to the writing of this article was an accusation I, and some other “male” secular colleagues, faced from some other female activists, stating, and I’m paraphrasing it, that: “Male Atheists adopt ‘women’s rights’ to reach our own agendas – as atheists – in defeating and weakening “Islam” – as if Islam is a ‘person’ we hate - or the religious elites behind it.”  The accusation, which went on, was adopted, partially, by some ladies who claimed themselves to be “Muslim Reformists” who requested from us – male atheists – to differentiate between Islam and women’s rights.


I, and my male friends, argued for the following points:


1-  It is impossible – and I emphasize the word “impossible” – for a woman, living in Islamic countries, to obtain even her most basic rights such as choosing her life partner, equality in inheritance – as a female receives half of the male’s portion and her testimony in courts considered less than the male’s testimony, and the freedom to decide how to live, which is not possible under the patriarchal system of Islam that establishes inequality in Qur’anic texts and the authenticated hadith [the sayings and the deeds of Muhammad]. Rather, females are killed under justifications such as honor with the most ridiculous justifications for crimes that are “protected” by a law derived from the Islamic religion.


2- The quest and the struggle over women’s liberation is linked to the struggle against Islamic fascism, and any attempt to separate between the two – women’s rights and the expulsion of religious authority from political power – is an absurd attempt, could be like turning the trial of a male rapist into a matter of “distorted culture” and nothing more. This separation serves the (Arab-Kurdish-Turkish) Nationalist Islamic trend embracing the dress of religion, which is constantly waging campaigns to undermine and demonize secular feminists, in general, (such campaigns include insults that reflect the baseness and fall of religious education.)


3- One of the feminist ladies, kindly stated that “there are also ‘masculine’ atheists and secularists, which means that the feminist struggle is not limited to Islamists and nationalists.” This is, of course, a major fallacy because these “atheist patriarchs” do not rely on scientific theories to marginalize and undermine women, but rather benefit from the same privileges of masculinity that Islam provided for them for centuries.


4- The scene where we find veiled, religious women and some bearded, religious men claim the adoption of feminism is one of two possibilities: either the Islamic movements are trying hard to absorb the audience of the feminist movement – who are accused of atheism and being atheists for the mere demands for the most basic rights of females - or these Muslim women, adopting the emancipation of women will reach a crossroad, where they must choose between (Islam) or their freedom and dignity.


5- Let us remember the lessons of history: Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in Turkey consolidated women’s rights by marginalizing the role of religion and clergymen - notice that the management of religion is carried out by males - and so did Muhammad Reza and his son, the Shah of Iran, marginalizing religion in Iran, and Habib Bourguiba did the same in Tunisia. When did women's rights decline in the same countries? When Islam returned to the aforementioned countries.


6-  It is possible to see some, wearing Hijab, feminists, such as Malala Yousefzai, but they remain to be considered “heretics”, and apostates by the majority of the religious establishment, thus, the struggle against the Islamic tradition is essential.


In conclusion: It is our right as human beings, and in our interest as males, to get the best life partner for us through the emancipation of women. We, males, should remember that it is our duty, as rational beings, to support women without showing even the slightest sign that such a contribution is an endowment of any kind. When females are freed from the Islamic, social, sales of girls in male-made deals of marriages, only then, such countries will improve.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Joy Reid Should Not Apologize for Stating the Truth of the Islamic World


I know what kind of hardship an American voter is facing on November 3rd, especially if they have a great deal of trust in scientific methodology and a belief in Humanism. Of course, I’m not voting Republican as I know for sure that the Republican Party has decided to adopt the platform of a monarch and the Islamic way of doing things by mixing a series of lies and religious nonsense that is a perfect fit for uneducated people. Now, the problem with the Democrats is the fact that they make the situation worse by bringing Communists and Islamists, like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib who sound the trumpet of #Islamophobia whenever Islam or Mohammed are mentioned without a praise. Just recently, and I was listening live, Joy Reid was talking on her show on #MSNBC how Islamic dictators behave like Donald Trump and at the time I thought that CAIR Council on American-Islamic Relations will make something out of this, and I was not surprised that those people who defend Islam, not Muslims, started shouting #Islamophobia as soon as Joy Reid was done with her program.

When I was a Muslim, I was trying to become a liberal, open-minded free thinker believing that I can be one, and remain a Muslim. I wished to see some people who wanted to insult and criticize Mohammed and Islam just to feel that we were living in a free society. However, I discovered that it is impossible to follow Qur’an and the Islamic tradition verbatimly and build a free society because Islam requires Muslims to suppress freedom of speech if somebody else dares to mock or criticize Islam, the Prophet or the Qur’an, and for example, according to the Sirah, the life and the actions of Mohammed, one of the Jewish noblemen named Ka’ab bin Al-Ashraf used to say poems mocking Mohammed and his faith and that, additionally, he flirted in his poems and fancied lovemaking with some Muslim women. These poems made Mohammed, the prophet of mercy, issue an order to assassinate the Poet, and that the prophet sent someone close to Ka’ab in order to give the murderer easier access to finishing of the poet. So, the prophet of Islam didn’t ask his community to respond in kind to the poet, meaning in poetry, but rather decided to kill him.

For those who think that by criticizing Islam I’m implying that Christianity is ok, I say that while it is true that Jesus is better as a character than the vagabond Mohammed, we should not forget that Christianity too contributed in the massacring of the Jewish people throughout its history, and whether you are talking about Catholics, Orthodox Christians or Protestant Christians, all of them had a hand in the killing and the persecution of the Jews. Also, remember that Christianity considers Jesus to be the same God who ordered Moses, Joshua and King David to commit genocide against several nations.

I believe, like Sam Harris and the late Christopher Hitchens that humanity needs to stand up against religion, specifically Islam for its fundamentalism, and to adopt the humanistic, scientific, and universal approach to solve humanity’s problems.

#JoyReid should say no to #CAIR and #MSNBC should stand with our #FirstAmendment

Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Burning of Holy Books, Time for Muslims to Learn Freedom! And Trump too Should Learn!

Every while, we see some angry folks of the Muslim communities in western countries go out in an angry mode vandalizing property and terrifying people, and for what? For a cartoon of Prophet Muhammad or as a “reaction” to a mere threat of burning the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam, as we saw on news recently in Sweden. The irony is that those Muslims cannot have the very freedom, they express in secular western countries, in their original Islamic countries because the government will shot them dead. The political move done by right-wing Racist Christian groups seek to agitate these intolerant Islamists in order to create an Islamic-Christian clash, in order to help Trump and Republicans in America, and such radicals in Europe, before elections. The radicals on both sides have something in common, and that is both consider Secularism to be against God-and-Allah, and for that reason we see Trump and his Republicans insist on ignoring the Wall of Separation between religion and state, widely known and explained by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and constitutional commentators, in order to bring the myth of Judeo-Christian Constitution of the United States into power. Islamists in the Middle East, such as in Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, etc.…’ welcome such a move because it gives them the justification to argue that “as the West is eager to bring their religious heritage to the public sector, so Muslims should do more,” which is a disaster because already there is too much Islamization in the Middle East that such a radical view of life is a threat to the universal peace. No one should call me an #Islamophobe because I had an Islamic education before moving to the United States, meaning that I was a Muslim and I have studied the religion since my teenage years. However, there is something that we all should cherish and promote and that is that we should separate between attacking Muslims as a group of people, which should be rejected and condemned, and attacking the violent, hateful, and backward theology of Islam, so criticizing Islam as an idea should be encouraged and supported, just as we criticize any idea in free societies. Now, I saw today on TV how Trump attacked those who burn the American flag in protest, and Trump reminds me of the Islamists who convert anything, magically, into a sacred thing, and the next time you try to disapprove that thing or practice, they rush to accuse you of being offensive to that thing which they call “Holy”. I don’t approve the burning of the American flag because for me the flag represents the identity of the American experience, but one of the bases of American freedoms is that people can burn the flag and the constitution as well without being subject to any punishment. Trump shares so much with those Islamists who shout hate and violence against some individual or a group of people, simply because they burn a copy of the Qur’an or drawing a caricature of Mohammed. Whether the right-wing Christian is evil or not, they have the right to burn a book, any book, even if it’s allegedly “written by God?”. If Allah is so jealous over Mohammed or his Qur’an, why don’t the Islamists leave revenge and punishment to Allah? They say that God-Allah controls everything, so, why don’t you pray to your God-Allah to show his power and send the Qur’an burners, let say, a thunder or transform those who burn the Qur’an to monkeys? Or simply, go ahead and burn a copy of the Bible, and everybody can go home happy. Obviously, radical Christians and radical Muslims are using religious jealousies as a tool for control and power. The more we ban one side from practicing one of the normal practices of freedom, and we might even dislike these practices, the more we put our societies into a path of fear and distrust. Evil Jesus needs Evil Mohammed and vice versa, in order to spread the venom, it is time for Muslims to learn how to live in a free society, and if we ban Qur’an burnings, we will ban Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, ban gay marriage, ban cartoons, ban every sentiment that reflects the love of freedom. Islam is an evil religion and it has killed Muslims more than any other group. It is time that you learn peace and leave things to God-Allah, so if he intends to punish anyone, it is not your job to do so.


Saturday, August 29, 2020

Do Not Vote for The Czar in November 3rd, 2020


In 2016, I remember how I used to defend some of the Republican "principles", such as small government, allowing guns, and the promotion of strong foreign policy. So, except for the last principle, which I still believe in, I have changed my mind about most things that Republicans consider to be correct. In 2016 I volunteered in Ben Carson's presidential campaign, so I went on to El Cajon Downtown, in San Diego CA with my cousin, who is still an avid Republican, and we would distribute some booklets about Ben Carson's life and career. But, as time went by, and I was following the Republican's primaries at the time, I noticed that the party was voting more and more for this guy who was full of anger, spreading hateful speech, calling names, and owns an empire of money made from selling women and alcohol and gambling and similar "Un-Christian" trades. I felt at the time that Christianity is repeating a phenomenon which I have witnessed in Iraq, and that is the religion that claims itself as a beacon of virtue and ethical behavior is the very institution that gives power to the most corrupt, hateful, and licentious immoral people, you want them away from politics. I'm not saying that Christianity is the same as Islam because I know for sure that the religion which was born in a mixture of Greek-Judaic traditions is certainly less dangerous, but still a menace to secular liberty, than Islam which is born in a hostile environment and I shall explain that part bellow. 

Republicans have shifted radically with the nomination of Donald Trump towards a Christian White Nationalistic view, in a clear departure from our secular constitution that which gave more strength to the core nature of Americanism, which is all about "We the People" in which freedom and justice are equally shared. Christianity, in my opinion, is more open to the separation of state and church than Islam, not because it was divine and Islam was Satanic, as many Christians would say, but rather because Christianity was born in an area where the Civil Authorities had an immense degree of power and control, as the Roman Legions were present and ready to crush any zealots, and thus Christianity had no choice but to be an advocate of peace, whereas Islam was born in the Arabian Peninsula and Mohammed was, like any conqueror, a unifier of fighting tribes, so he went on promoting "peace and justice" but only for the tribes who joined to his league of believers, in contrast, he had no problem ordering his men to go invade, capture and bring slaves, women, men, and children. I hope that I'm not frightening you because as you know, most religions have such a history and as Islam was ok with slavery as was Christianity and Judaism. 

What I'm trying to say here is that America should avoid voting Republicans, at least in 2020 because the separation of state and church have been made in question by this Republican Party which promotes bringing a Judeo-Christian identity into a system that was established on secular values, and as they ask you more to vote based on biblical motivations, be sure that they want to distract the attention of the American people from corruption and the tax-evasion going on among Christian, and other religious groups, billionaires and super-rich people. 

In the RNC Convention, there was a great deal of mixing religion with politics, such as crying for unborn babies, that Democrats are trying to ban God and the bible, that America was found on Judeo-Christian principles and values. and so on. But if you read the U.S. Constitution, you will find no mention of Jesus, Christ, Moses or any appeal to any deity, and thus one can argue that our system considers the state to be a secular institution and the founding fathers did exactly just that because they believed that in order to keep tyranny away, gods and religions should be considered part of the personal freedoms and rights, whereas the government should deal with all the citizens regardless of faith, religion.

When COVID19 began ravaging America about March and April 2020, remember that Trump waited 3 months spewing arguments and shouting like a troublemaking kid: #FAKENEWS, Lies, and #Hoax! Later, he politicized wearing masks, and argued that we should not do more testing, despite the fact that doctors and professionals suggested exactly what he was opposing. When he discovered that he destroyed our economy by his recklessness and carelessness, Trump suggested a miracle is going to happen and the virus will just suddenly go away! Trump is not the first king and monarch who believed that God has given them magical powers because, for example, the last of the Czars, and I suggest that you watch a TV Show made in 2019 under the very same title (last of the Czars), believed that the head of the Russian Empire and the father of the ruling family Czar Nicholas II had divine powers, not just to rule, but even to heal leprosy, the irony was that Nicholas II was devastated by the fact that his son was ill with hemophilia, and he had nothing to do in order to save his son from danger. My point here is that the Republican Party and its senators are enabling someone like Czar Nicholas II with his full arrogance and imagined powers to lead America into the carnage that is avoidable, if they just to care about the interests of the American people. Czar Nicholas II ended his career by causing the destruction of the Russian state and the raging of the Civil War between his Christian based Aristocracy and the Communists, and he died a horrendous death with his family and kids.

I’m not saying that Trump will meet a similar fate because Trump is lucky that he isn’t a Czar or a Monarch, though he is behaving like one, so the American people will not have to assassinate him. Yet, the other part is still possible to happen, and that is the likelihood of America descending into chaos and Civil War. Trump warns us that division and destruction is coming if Biden win in November, while ignoring the very fact that this is happening during his first term. So, imagine him emboldened with a second term. If the rational people of America hesitate going to elections on November the 3rd, it is very possible that the fate of America would be in the hands of a small minority that believes in a cult of Rich Messiah, Trump, and we don’t know what kind of disaster awaits us in 2021 if Trump got his second term. So, #Vote2020 and vote wisely.  

Friday, August 28, 2020

The American Elections in 2020 and the Struggle between 300 and Joker


I have been trying since I took American History classes, to have a better understanding, and even to better explain America’s political scene nowadays, and I could not find better than seeing it through two American movies: Joker (2019) and 300 (2006). The struggle between the two was fierce even before they have been launched, and each one of them represents an entire series of generational struggle that goes all the way to the French Revolution. If Hitler and Stalin were alive, the former would have applauded 300, whereas the latter would have disliked Joker vehemently.  Joker, the movie, is a project of a revolution, an angry individual who finds the status quo appalling and resentful, living in a depressing environment where nobody cares or hears him anyway. When Arthur Fleck (the protagonist of Joker) (Joaquin Phoenix) has a session with his psychological therapist, he discovers that she has been repeating to him the same questions in every session, and slowly he finds out that his dream of becoming a standup comedian is everything but achievable. Now, the joker discovers that his mother is not his real mother, that she adopted him, yet she lets him been abused by her boyfriend when he was a child and that the rich man mayor of the city, whom his mother claims to be his illegitimate father. In this movie, it is the individual who suffers; it’s the individual who should be the focus of our care.

 in the movie 300, which has a sequel, it is absolutely the opposite. 300 movie would have won the prize for the best moving picture in Nazi Germany, as it depicts a utopia similar to Plato’s Republic that was inspired by the Kingdom of Sparta, where the majority of males served in an army, and where there was no place for individualistic ambitions or dreams; where weak infants left to die under mountains’ snow; a city where everything serves the common good; everything should be perfect as physically as mentally. In 300 we find that perfection is not described only as rational thing, but that it should be accepted as physical as well, and in contrast in the same movie, we see the forces of tyranny and enslavement depicted as deformed, gay-like, and mostly black, and even the one Greek who betrays his country and his people, Ephilates, is bodily deformed and ugly. In Joker there is no such a thing as to be called perfect, and there is no foreign enemy on the door, probably a normal feeling of safety from foreign foes in a city that lives on the shores of an ocean, and it all revolves around the common man. In Joker, there is no King Leonidas, no foreign enemies, no gay-like treasonous characters, however, there is an enemy from inside, a fear of street delinquents, corrupt politicians, who gain their money and power from a corrupt administration, and backed by a media that anesthetizes society with a faulty feelings of happiness and fun. Again, in 300 there is a show of equality and perfection in a united body of warriors, and certainly, there is no place for weakness or individuality, and the mixing of what history wants to say and what the movie’s makers want to say is vague and blurred to the utmost. It is historically proven that black slavery was not of existence at the time of Greeks, until the late medieval centuries, yet we see a heavy use of African-Black features on the Persian side of Tyranny, and to do that, the moviemakers intentionally created a dichotomy between (Strong White) Freedom versus (Weak and Black) Slavery based on racial, and sexual binaries. 300 also has an enemy from inside, Theron, who is a corrupt politician and wants to take sexual advantage of Leonidas’ wife, Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey), a theme very similar to the Nazi concept of protecting motherhood and female’s nature from an alleged Jewish-Black abuse. Theron is the enemy-inside who should be killed, as the enemies-inside in Joker are killed, but the difference between the two is that in 300, a nation of perfect statures, healthy environment, and with the backing of wholeheartedly fighting warriors, exists, and that if we just to remove Ephilates, the deformed, and Theron the corrupt politician, we will get our perfect society. But are Spartans free as shown in the movie? In historical Sparta, as in the cinematic one, there were no arts, no music, no poetry or an appeal to emotions except for that which glorifies the state and its armed forces. In Sparta, the individual does not exist as an entity and individuals serve only the common good, whereas in Joker, everything revolves and orbits the hero, who despite his madness is a vividly depicted individual who knows that an entire society of suffering individuals does exist outside. Joker is the individual who wants to be happy and laugh from the deepness of his heart, not the way others want him to do, but to laugh genuinely; when he laughs disorderly, that laugh is a cry for help, and no one helps him. 300 is absurd and sorry for using such a term, but there is no word that could describe a dead concept as does this movie, which is nothing but a product of a Platonic Utopia that which detached from reality. In comparison, Joker, despite its revolutionary end, and the violence that comes with it, remains anti-tyrannical in nature; anti-patriarchy; anti-matriarchy; anti-authority in general.

Let me take you beyond the cinematic nature of the two movies, to the politics behind it.

For me, Donald Trump is closer to the 300 movie, not to say that he isn’t a joker in the sense that he has no care for the rule of law, but because he repeats terms like beautiful, perfect, wonderful, awesome; he even described World War II as “beautiful war”, showing interest only in the strong, rich, and super healthy billionaires, thus, the low- bourgeoisie and the poor common American should not vote for the super-rich, selfish party. However, we should follow the Joker movie example in dealing with the Democratic Party, which should be kept away from falling to the utopia of Communist young utopians such as @AOC, despite my respect for her, and also, we should push the Democrats to work on a free-market system that still believes in equality and prevents monopolies, as the Republicans are working hard to create a wider gap between the poor and the rich.

Vote #Biden2020