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Are You Offended Too?

“These days you can’t say anything without offending someone!” Does that phrase sound familiar to you? I think it does. A lot of folks these days are complaining that they can’t say what they want or tell jokes the way they want, without causing anger or outrage from other people. A lot of these people feel that their freedom of speech is under attack. It feels as if, to a…


FIFA, Conformism and Toxic Chauvinism

Dark, ominous clouds are packing above BJK Inönü stadium. Bright lights appear against the night’s sky and a thunder rumbles from the stands. Thousands of voices group together in a booming chant, rolling down to the pitch and echoing through the streets of Istanbul. As the glow and smoke of the roman candles slowly drifts apart, the faces of the fans become visible and we see the passion and anticipation…