Things have gotten pretty terrible in American politics as of late, but nothing quite compares to the level of violence and anger shown in the Turkish Parliament this week.

What started out as your usual Parliament exchange turned into a brawl over a discussion of legislation which could put some members in hot water. If passed, the legislation could see lawmakers investigated for possible terrorism charges. With that background knowledge, it’s a bit easier to understand why the group of lawmakers acted out so … passionately.

The way things are going here in the U.S., looking at this video is like peeking at our very own future. Brutal.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at