America to Annex Canada’s Pelee Island?

America to Annex Canada’s Pelee Island?

(Elavalagan, June 27, 2020) If a Canadian heard that the United States of America is about to unilaterally annex the populated southernmost island of Canada as part of the United States of America, what would that Canadian feel? Not just a Canadian, what would an average American feel if his or her government decided to […]

Is there a God?

Is there a God?

Elavalagan, April 6, 2020 This is a question that is very easy to ask but much harder to answer. One of the better ways to answer this question is to, instead of answering, ask more stimulating questions back. Intriguing counter-questioning may lead the questioning curious mind to think about the original question even deeper. And […]

AIDS: an American virus?

AIDS: an American virus?

Elavalagan, May 19, 2020 American President Trump again and again calls COVID-19 a “Chinese virus”. His March 18th tweet went saying “I always treated the Chinese Virus…” Then again he justified his “Chinese virus” terminology during a press conference on the same day. Again on March 19th he vigorously defended his use of the term […]

Democracy: By the Stupid, For the Stupid

Democracy: By the Stupid, For the Stupid

(Elavalagan, Nov 19, 2019) One of the excessively glorified present-day phenomena is democracy. It has been sold like a magical powder that would give any nation the best ever possible government over all other methods. And of course in theory democracy sounds smart, just, wise, and whatever other glorifying description one may have for it. […]

Weighted Democracy

– Elavalagan, March 3, 2014 – Britain exiting from the European Union, or the Brexit, has reached the point of total chaos. In 1995, Canada faced a similar chaos after a referendum to separate Quebec from Canada was staged by the provincial separatist party. If you wonder why these democratically elected mandates drag the participants […]

India: Liberation from Colonialism to Imperialism

Elavalagan, November 09, 2018 India got its independent in 1947; that was more than 71 years ago. India asked then ruling colonial Whitemen to get out of their nation, so they can self-rule as an independent nation. But one might be saddened to see how much India has achieved by being an independent nation for […]

America: one system, two countries

America: one system, two countries

Alagan Elavalagan, September 9, 2018 For some political powers, divide-and-conquer is the tool to rule. This uncaring approach enables the conqueror to distract the conquered, and to further weaken their forces if confrontations are induced between the divided parties by the conqueror. Carefully harbored and prolonged infights between these divided parties may even free the […]

Korean Solution: One Country, Two Systems

December 8, 2017, Alagan Elavalagan If we were to have World War III today, most probably it would start in the Korean peninsula. All the related parties in the North Korean confrontation know that. There will be no small, localized war here, if there were to be one. That is why both sides are holding […]

Dalai Lama: A Wasted Life?

Dalai Lama: A Wasted Life?

July 13, 2017, Alagan Elavalagan Even asking this question may give a strong heartache to some, though it may be a politically motivated one. So, it is better that we clarify the matter first. The question here has nothing to do with the Dalai Lama’s personal life; that has been a beautiful one. The question […]

I Love Terrorists

I Love Terrorists

By Elavalagan, December 16, 2016 From the individual nations to the United Nations, the message is clear: terrorists are evil! There is no second guessing on that, period. Every human of the world is expected to stand up against terrorists, reject them, and stop them. That is the expected resolve of a civilized world. But […]