Monthly Archives: October 2013

Irrational Activism: Why “Black Peter” Should Not Be Called Racist

Rather than taking some cheap shots at the US about the NSA spying on basically the entire world, today I wanted to talk about something very different: the effect of ill-considered activism. Usually I don’t talk about things that are … Continue reading

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Gun Control, Conservatives and Cynicism: Welcome Back US Government!

So the US government is back… Congrats on that! Let’s talk about guns. As you might know, I am quite critical of the US. Not very surprising considering the fact that I am a socialist even in Dutch terms (and … Continue reading

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Being Selfless Is Extremely Selfish

This world can be quite terrible sometimes. Billions of people live in poverty, huge groups of people get discriminated against just because of how they were born and actual equality still seems very remote. Add to that the daily amount … Continue reading

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“The Real Activism” Is Outdated: Porn at the WBC

“This is the real activism!” said one of the campaigners who made sure that the Serbian gay pride was able to go ahead, despite the fact that the court had forbidden it. But is it really? Is there such a … Continue reading

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Why Again Do Europeans Worship The US?

So… the US government has shut down. I would have said “Finally, it was about time!”, but unfortunately shutting down the government won’t exactly lead to anything less awful. It won’t make the US government become at least a little … Continue reading

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