- Vancouver, British Columbia - In the history of our world, we have witnessed countless wars, extensive death, suffering, and poverty. It would seem as though the people running the world are simply incompetent, or worse, they run the world in such a fashion that only suits them and ignores the plight of the rest of us peons in the world. It has been argued that the reason for this horrific history of the world is the result of men ruling the world throughout history. The thinking goes that if women ruled the world, things would've been much more peaceful, harmonious, and equal. Right.
Entries in International Relations (3)
- Burnaby, British Columbia - I was in a first-year Political Science course in my second-year of university, which felt a little below me. Not that I pretended to be a great political science scholar by any stretch of the imagination; rather, I simply felt like the topics in this course were a little below me. Our focus was comparative politics...I do not remember much from that course...but I do have two distinct memories from it. Both involved a girl named Charlotte. I do not remember her last name, but maybe that is for the best for her sake. It was her first Political Science course and she asked (read: declared) in the third lesson: "I just don't understand why the world doesn't just come together and decide to end world hunger. It makes no sense to me. It isn't that complicated." The second memory of her came in probably lesson number five in which she asked: "Why is there still wars in the world? Why doesn't the world just simply decide to stop fighting and instead talk? Why do nations continue to fight wars and kill people? Why?"
- Burnaby, British Columbia - After having lived abroad the past year in the wonderful, though sometimes frustrating country of France, I can sincerely say that an old adage is completely true. "Nobody thinks about you nearly as often as you think about yourself. This was completely the case when I traveled during my time in Europe. More often than not, I found my Canadian citizenship was more of a neat oddity among people.