Friday, August 10, 2012

Quick list of Ancient Egyptian Sports

This is merely an extension of the main topic, "The Coming of Age of the Olympic Games", to serve as a link, so as to economize space. For those who care to learn about the details of the iconography, here they are, following the images, which were also posted in the main topic; the material comes directly from the website:

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Coming of Age of the Olympic Games


It's hard to resist the temptation of having something to say about the Olympics, now that the summer Olympic Games are here again. Greece holds a special nostalgic place in the circles of the Olympic Games, that have been by tradition, held every four years for both summer and winter, respectively; the reason being, that these games are said to have been inspired by ancient Greek Olympic games. In the midst of accompanying jubilation around these games, Greece is often touted as the "birth place of sports", as particularly exemplified by media talk on those occasions when Greece took on the role as the host nation for the games, like the recent events that took place in Athens eight years ago. Such glorification rarely pay mind to history of organized sports events going even further back in time, as exemplified by those in say, ancient Egypt.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Rebuttal to: The "Correction" of the Supposed "10 Economic Myths" about Capitalism


The development of modern capitalism in "western" nations has been accompanied by damaging consequences for Africa, as it has elsewhere, paving way to such destructive phenomena like the explosive and conflict-prone balkanization of Africa, ripping the continent off sizable chunks of its able-bodied workforce through the promotion and practice of slavery,  not leaving out brain-drain, disintegration of preexisting socio-cultural institutions [e.g. school systems, architectural concepts, dress codes, writing systems, preexisting trade networks, local industry, and the like] that had long served the peoples of the continent and replacing them with "western" counterparts/variants, thereby inducing people of the continent to become dependent on European economies, draining natural resources and compelling many localities on the continent to become net exporters of capital rather than net consumers of capital, rewriting history to serve the oppressors, and so forth. Since capitalism has had disastrous effects on the continent, it is only fitting to set some things straight about this system of economy.