Mercedes Alawadhy (name changed) doesn’t see economy as the only way of freedom as neocons like to point out. Mercedes is a self-proclaimed ‘pious catholic’, she says ” I cannot stay in touch with the politics. I can agree with most of the neocons and those types on what’s wrong, morally and politically. While disagreeing with them what is right. The American philosophy base their political structure on man being naturally good, while Christianity as a whole treats humanity as fallen. So I can’t see why their ideas on a government are set the way they are because so many “conservatives” claim to be Christian.”
Mercedes was born to a Spanish speaking American mother and an Arora Punjabi father who migrated to the United States when he was 16. Born into a working class family, Mercedes always wishes if she were born in a royal family or to someone like the Waltons or the Rockefellers. I think you might have already guessed Mercedes’s most favorite song of all time – Royals by Lorde.
Mercedes became a great fan of Austin Osman Spare after reading “The Book of Pleasure”.
Mercedes’s father tells her how her grandfather used to be called the Einstein in the neighborhood because of his crazy dedication to the inventions but he couldn’t invent anything throughout his life. Scientists receive a very little financial support or no support at all by the government and other organizations in India, and that’s why Mercedes’s grandfather wanted his son to move to the United States as soon as he grows up because his own experience with India and Indians was super-bad.
Mercedes’s dad never gets tired of repeating how her grandfather used to be in a state of ecstasy while working, he wouldn’t be aware of what time it was, what part of the day, the date, anything, he used to get so lost working on his inventions, it was astounding.
Anyways, it is Christmas season and Mercedes is busy folding Origami Christmas with her little nephews and nieces.