Showing posts with label Usedbooksworld. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Usedbooksworld. Show all posts

Friday, December 8, 2017

The Pyschology behind Sexual Misconduct allegations currently in the political arena.

Yesterday, the most talk about allegations on Powerful men including Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) and senatorial hopeful Roy Moore (R-Ala.) came into reality when Sen. Franken resigned followed Rep. Moore.



With the backlash on denials and accusations, people will either wonder if they are real or not or just simply politics. We can even remember the fact checker article prior to the election of our sitting President. 

The question lies on how and why such things that happened years ago are just now  suddenly getting allegations after all those years. The explanation is quite complicated as there are so many surrounding factors and circumstances.

However, one thing we should remember that politicians are humans like the rest of all of us. Whatever we do in our daily lives in terms of interactions and personality nothing differentiates them. What I do recall is that politicians when they act towards others like their staff, they can, maybe or will be perceived that they have the authority to command by virtue of their position.

Hence a politico may simply be saying "X" rated remarks to make a joke, tapping someone on the shoulder without thinking that the recipient person in the room feels obligated to either laugh or simply not say their objection. After the incident, the recipient goes on with his/her life until such time he/she hears an accusation to the said politician. Then after, the memories comes back in time so the said recipient may then come out all these years to join others in confronting the once mighty politician.

This is the psychology behind sexual misconduct allegations may take a while or years until the violator is confronted. Another part is the fear way back when the incident happened that the victim fears on retaliation like losing their job, etc.., as they were to be alone then if they did complain.

This is also partly why it suddenly becomes a trend or series of events and accusations. People start thinking and bravely comes out to complained when they see others are coming out against a mighty politician.

The lesson on these recent developments is that at some point and time, anything you had done or implied with an inappropriate conduct will haunt you as it it just a matter of time.

Alex Esguerra

Affordablebookdeals & Usedbooksworld

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Predictions then, HB1, DACA and the Proposed Wall on the Immigration Policy Process

Straddling The Border
Straddling-the-border-immigration-policy-and-the-ins is a book I took out from the bookshelf this Labor Day Weekend amidst the burning heat wave in San Francisco, CA.

I briefly remember browsing through the pages of this book while Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden were still part of the constant news media syndication's. It was also the time as stated in the book, Microsoft's founder, Bill Gates testified to the US Congress on his distinct need for foreign workers on the annual limits on the H-1B visa workers program.

Over time, the cap on this visa has gone lower yet technology became more and more a part of our daily lives. Hence, a big chunk of the Silicon Valley workforce depended on highly skilled workers from overseas. Lately, if you have been current on events, the Medical healthcare sector issued their own responses on the further cut on H1-B visas for the medical professions. MD's (Medical Doctors) as well as RN's (Registered Nurses) also pools a lot from immigrant workers specialized on this field. From cancer to immunologic diseases that plague the American Healthcare, one would think the tables would have be opposite by increasing more visas available yet it's not,

Three weeks ago, major news networks in California reported a Nurse Latina worker living in the US for 2 decades was deported back to her native country living her children on their own. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D) of California as I've mentioned in the previous tried to intercede but her efforts were only good for 24 hours. The remedy would be a special law created for this person which will be almost impossible considering even if approve by Congress would need the signature of the current President. 

Quoting from the book, " The 1998 Gallup Poll data suggest that a majority of Americans believe that most immigrants are undocumented and of Mexican decent. It is reasonable to assume that this belief is attributable in large part to the portrayals of immigration issues, particularly in the border states of the Southwest. While there are legitimate immigration concerns, exaggerated, misguided, and inflated accounts of immigrant issues by politicians perpetuate pejorative social stereotypes".  

One of the past campaign slogans I remember was to "bring back the jobs to America" to stop the jobs being outsourced. During that time the news covered on Call Centers booming in third world countries for customer service calls. I for one supported the slogan due to my own experiences trying to call a real person in customer service only to find someone in overseas which I didn't have an issue except that it was too hard to regretfully repeat and explain the nature of my call/issue and nonetheless can barely understand what the person on the other line was trying to communicate to me.

Understanding more the INA or the Immigration and National Act of 1996 in the book gives an overview how the change on the Immigration process change then. Yet it also gives an on overview on how this act is so far old and needs revisions and find tuning. It is hard to predict whether the statement on the 1998 Gallup Poll exaggerated by politicians was a precedent to the Trump campaign in the 2016 elections or simply President Trump stereotype Mexicans or if he indeed truly thinks it would be economically beneficial in building the wall between the United States and Mexico.

As of this writing, millions of the dreamers of DACA are rallying while awaiting their fate from the President. It's been days Mr. Trump has waited for a decision whether to extend or leave DACA alone or abolish it. Some say, the fact that there is a waiting time may be a good sign as he may be deeply contemplating on the outcome right after hurricane "Harvey" in Texas where a big chunk of the dreamers live. Unfortunately, I had to revised this last statement due to the announcement that President Trump just decided to end DACA with a 6 month delay.on a news blast by Politico.com

For now, let us remember what the United States was founded on, and as a nation of immigrants contributing to it's economy and it's greatness. God Bless the United States of America.

Alex Esguerra

@usedbooksworld
@affordablebookdeals

Friday, September 1, 2017

Trending, "What Happened", New Release Book by Hillary Clinton


     
What Happened
                           

What Happened by Hillary Clinton will soon be hitting the bookstores on Sept. 12, 2017, a day after the US remembers the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center during the Bush era.

I started with this as right after the World Trade Center attacks and President George W. Bush launch the Iraq invasion, then Senator Hillary Clinton was  one of those that approve the Iraq invasion and war  - Years after her work as Secretary of State under the Obama administration was very prominent and colorful defining her political fate as stateswoman in foreign diplomacy. With this came part of the major hurdles in her presidential bid leading to her defeat to incumbent President Donald Trump for the thousands of leak emails using her personal email server for state email communications. Her approval of the Iraq war was one of the repeated propaganda's against her even as democratic party nominee until being the official democratic party presidential candidate in 2016.

History will write Hillary as the first woman in the US to be a standard bearer of a major party as presidential candidate. In her new forthcoming book, she  describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. With humor and candor, she tells readers what it took to get back on her feet—the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. She speaks about the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics.

 Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet. In the last few months, speculations and speculations, threads and threads of feeds on social media talked about how she lost and why as well as if she is going to make a comeback.

In the few years then I was sort of involved with political affairs during my time as as an APEC Youth leader what I've seen so far is that Mrs. Clinton has outlived any presidential candidate in history of presidential candidates as she was able to come back and make another run for the presidency in 2016 after losing in 2008 to then Senator Obama. She was able to make the comeback as she had the popularity, she and her husband has the army of followers and supporters and she did not really had a lot of questionable past scandals and moreover she was an effective Junior Senator form New York which initially people had reservations when she made the run for Senator after being First Lady. The last part is that she has the professional merit as Lawyer and her enduring work then for the healthcare initiatives as First Lady leading to the Affordable Care Act.

She lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future.

With that in mind, the reality is presidential candidates normally retire from the lime light and embrace being a private citizen after a defeat. Hence, which is why I mentioned Hillary was unprecedented making a second run for the presidency. Yet, it is done, she will be in another end of being an observer and private citizen but she will indeed have a big section when the history books are written as the first woman as a major party presidential candidate which of course will defined her political life from being First Lady, Senator and then Secretary of State.

 She lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future.

So we should look forward on her more on being a pro-active political observer and being involved in preserving democracy in America.


   

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

THE NEW AGE OF "TWEET" IMPEACHMENT

Case for Impeachment
The Case for Impeachment

Democrats on Remove Trump from Office Bill announced yesterday centers on the controversial "Tweets" on President Trump making a case for him to be fit or not for the Office of the President.

Freshman Representative Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) introduced the bill to the House in April. But more of his peers have signed on to the legislation in the past week, after a series of Trump’s tweets that gained widespread attention and criticism.

Quoting from the Newsweek article, "The Hill reported Raskin saying that Trump’s tweets show a pattern of instability that means he is unfit for office. Two of Trump’s tweets last week about the hosts of MSNBC’s  Morning Joe drew widespread criticism, even from some Republicans. The president on Thursday wrote that host Mika Brzezinski “was bleeding badly from a face-lift,” and stated that he stopped watching Morning Joe, a show he was friendly with during his election campaign".

The other way the democrats are trying by the  house lawmakers have expressed their beliefs that Trump should be removed from office for allegedly engaging in obstruction of justice by firing FBI Director James Comey in May during the agency’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 general election.

There were 3 US Presidents that went through the impeachment proceedings in the House but till this day, no US President had been impeached. The closest that could have been but resigned prior was Richard Nixon.  While it is true what Congressman Raskin stated that no one is above the law not even the President, the fact lies the supreme head of state is the President.  As such it will be such a long ordeal and complicated process to eventually enact the impeachment.

Although I've never seen in my lifetime an Impeached President, what I've seen are coup d'etat or military revolts in selected countries. These countries would have not had the full democratic principles as the US or in some corrupt nations or those with so called tyrant rulers these were the best options to make a change in leadership or government.

Whatever the scenarios, time and time proves the best is be vigilant right from the start during the elections. Going out and voting is essential as when the election is over the people have to accept the results until such time it can be proven that the elections were tampered or in this case trying to prove the elected leader is unfit for office.

That fact of the matter is that President Trump is the first modern day President talking direct to the people almost daily using social media's "Twitter". For Trump supporters, he has outlived any sitting Presidents by cutting through the red tape on being in touch directly with the people. As such, although the respective tweets can be evidential for the case of being unfit, the pros may be beneficial to his defense.

This bill I foresee to be extremely extensive and will take long in making such a case it's trying to prove. If this was an age that the President is the only person having access to tweeting amongst any other politician then yes the evidence is an exhibit for the judiciary. The fact is that almost any politician nowadays is also tweeting. Whether said tweets are good or bad, whether they are leadership like or not, social preneurs calls it branding or sometimes marketing. 

As for now  I call this, " The New Age of "TWEET" Impeachment" a cliche until we see the outcome.

Alex Esguerra
Usedbooksworld.com
ADLE International