1+1=11 and I can prove it to yah!
Apparently, math is not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind whenever I try to describe myself, but I know a few tricks that can blow your mind.
I use my second name as my first because these days it does not make sense to call me Freddy anymore. It is probably a result of having the same exact name as my gramps, and I don’t think both of us responding to someone shouting “Freddy” is the ideal setting.
When I am not going through dozens of books, I prefer to…
“Displacement of Kenyan tribes in the highlands of Kenya sparks a crisis.”
You wake up one day, and this is the headline of a newspaper. News channels are constantly airing the crisis that is forming due to the ethnic rivalries that have now been formed against the newly settled people.
This is not our current reality, but it could have been! Israel would not be in the Middle East: it would be in the heart of Kenya. This is the story of the insane plan that would have made Jews settle in Kenya instead of the Middle East.
When we think of fascism, it is easy to associate it with the Second World War's Axis regimes. We can easily associate Hitler and Mussolini with fascism because of all the harm that they directly caused.
The case might not be the same for pre-war Britain as fascism eventually emerged as an opposing ideology to the Allied powers. But there was one Fascist party in Britain that was radical and vocal enough to stir trouble.
At the head of this party was a man just as flashy and as bold as the fascist dictators of mainland Europe. …
I often get stares for mentioning this. But it could help reimagine how we view our world and understand the variety of things that we take for granted whenever we engage in discussions on religion and atheism.
Atheism's definition is “disbelief or lack of belief in the existence of God or gods.” With this simple definition, we can go a long way to conclude that this has nothing to do with not paying attention to anything attributed to gods or deities.
When I first embraced atheism, my dissatisfaction with the religion led much of my life down a darker path…
War and turmoil are among the most catastrophic aspects that describe humanity’s long history. There are great deeds that go down the history books for their ingenuity, and then there are others that are remembered for just how inaccurately misplaced they are.
One such incident was a miscalculation in China that led to one catastrophe that often goes understated or even mentioned. This is a story of how a military leader caused millions of his own people to suffer.
It may seem farfetched at the onset, but it all involves a gigantic river and the biggest act of environmental militarism…
The title is provocative enough to make you wonder why no men would be allowed into a place. It may seem like an act of discrimination towards the male gender, but the more you learn about the story, the better you’ll understand why men are not allowed in this place.
I use the present tense as it is a place that currently forbids men from being part of that society. So, what really happened here?
I like to always mention that I am from Kenya, and one thing that distinguishes our country from many around the world is the absolute…
I wager that the last two words you would ever see in the same sentence are “werehyenas” and “antisemitism.” I am even confident that the first one would sound hella eccentric as it is not something you hear every day but let me take you to the cradle of humankind.
Werehyenas can be defined as men who can shapeshift into hyenas and back. Similar to werewolves who turn into wolves.
Let me take you to a land rich in history and all the good and bad humanity can offer. Let us go to Ethiopia.
The name above would make many people raise their eyebrows, as it easily sounds otherworldly. Well, this is because it is. This name struck fear into the hearts of many as they met their demise. It is the name of a man who was brutal enough to do things that you would not find in your nightmares.
Who is General Buttnaked?
Liberia is a land that was once the hope of many people who were freed from the shackles of slavery. …
“Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven’t done a thing.”
— Wangari Maathai
We often appreciate places that are untainted by the long reach of human exploitation of the environment. Science has shown that it is healthy for us to be in touch with nature every once in a while, and it is understandable as humanity has spent most of its time at the mercy of nature. We are probably still vulnerable to nature but we need to keep its balance for this reason alone.
This reminds me of…