(Un)fair elections in Montenegro

This fall is not only the election season not only in the U.S. but also in a tiny country in Eastern Europe called Montenegro. And the elections there are pretty interesting and intriguing too.

Current Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic has been in power more than 20 years and today he is facing a tough battle with opposition leader Andrija Mandic. News sources call it a battle between the West and Russia.

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Goran Danilovic, Minister of Interior Affairs of Montenegro, said Friday that he finds allegations about Russia’s involvement in the country’s election process highly doubtful. Continue reading “(Un)fair elections in Montenegro”

The ugly truth about #debates

Current presidential race might be the most entertaining in history, balancing somewhere between the best reality show and shameful national embarrassment. But people have always been attracted to aesthetics of ugliness  and you just can’t turn your back on it.

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One of the most entertaining parts of the reality show is the debates, but they are totally useless and here’s why: Continue reading “The ugly truth about #debates”

You can not change history, but you can enjoy it

Below you can see the pictures of people who immigrated to the U.S. between 1892 and 1954. Thanks to the chief registry clerk at Ellis Island and amateur photographer Augustus Francis Sherman, we can see the incredible diversity among those 12 million people who entered the USA through New York’s Ellis Island. Men and women portrayed are wearing their finest clothes, often their national costumes. Original pictures are taken from the New York Public Library. Color reconstruction is made by these guys. And this is awesome!

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Sami woman
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Romanian man
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Dutch woman
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Danish man
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Guadeloupian woman
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Hindu man
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Ruthenian woman
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Blacks vs. Whites

This is really weird that I’m writing it in 2016, but, apparently, this needs to be reminded.

The color of your skin doesn’t determine who you are. Your decisions are not based on your skin color, gender, sexuality, looks, or religion in the USA of 2016. News nowadays are really disturbing and scary, but what’s even more disturbing and scary is posts on social media.

I never get offended with comments like “Die Becky”, “I hate white people” or whatever. Because I know I’m right, and they take my tweets out of context. It’s their right, I guess. It’s never a matter of color in my posts, but it’s always a matter of stupidity and logical fallacy. Just like that tweet about welfare. I received more than 2K comments and all of them were the same: there’re more white people on welfare. Yeah, right, I’m not a 5th grade Math teacher, so I’m not going to explain percentage and proportions to grown-up people, who missed those classes. And no need to mention that they got my thought out of context. Whatever.

What I’m going to write about is racial tribalism which is being successfully implemented by someone (yeah, it’s a conspiracy😛). The US is the country with equal freedoms and opportunities for everybody. Remember the classic picture?

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The color of your skin doesn’t decide who you are.

You do. (The title was quite misleading, huh? There’s no vs.)

A black man can be a judge, an attorney, a cop, or a criminal. Oh, and even a President.

Same applies to white, Hispanic, Asian, and middle-eastern people, both men and women.

Any gender and race. Literally.

You just have to put your mind to what you want to be. Only your own decisions affect your life. We live in the country of opportunities, so don’t fuck up yours.

There shouldn’t be “us” and “they”. We, as the people of one country and one nation, have to stay united and tied together. People in the previous century did a great job getting rid of inequality and segregation and our duty is to keep the unity they died for.

Yeah, in the country of the free you don’t only have rights, but you have duties too. So, do what you have to do, do what is right, respect the law and you will be rewarded afterwards. It works. Trust me.