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When you lack the social cue

Watch till about 1:30 in this clip and think about that silence. (Youtube) This was after the Presidential election in 2016 which Donald Trump won and, importantly, Hillary “it’s my turn now” Clinton lost. But no-one in the audience of … Continue reading

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The problem facing the Left

Further on the state of the political Left in North America, here’s Meghan Murphy’s “Leaving the Left“: That was hard. It’s hard when the cult you professed undying allegiance to excommunicates you. […] I didn’t leave the left for any … Continue reading

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Just like Obama

The modern surveillance regime in USA, which most likely and routinely intercepts most European digital communication, was started with George W. Bush as President, but heavily expanded during Barack Obama’s presidency. For 4 years it has been running along basically … Continue reading

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Tell the truth – or at least, don’t lie

It’s not that I enjoy being wrong, quite the contrary. I just think that it’s important to realize when you are wrong so you can find out why you were wrong. And then possibly be less wrong the next time around. This … Continue reading

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Classes

Reading so much literature about the American societies, it’s strange that the concept of white privilege ever took off when what is described so obviously is the result of classism instead. We don’t have as much classism in Denmark but … Continue reading

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Equality and equity

This is what equality is about: Broadening access to something doesn’t always lead to more equal outcomes. When what you broaden access to is a tool that magnifies people’s natural talents, it will lead to less equal outcomes. — Paul … Continue reading

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Quick thoughts about national security, Germany, and Russia

I believe that a nation needs to be self-reliant in order to be secure. I acknowledge that “nation” can be a larger group, like the EU, provided that group can be trusted to act correctly and in unison. Sometimes “nation” … Continue reading

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Suffering does not lead to revolt

This is not what I remember from my History classes at school: Where people toil from sunrise to sunset for a bare living, they nurse no grievances and dream no dreams. […] Discontent is likely to be highest when misery … Continue reading

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So, I was wrong about Biden

Joe Biden is of course a much better American President than his predecessor; compassionate and miles more honest. But is it OK now to criticise him? Because he is really messing things up. Biden used to position himself dead-center in … Continue reading

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Liberalism

People talk about “liberalism” as if it’s just another word for capitalism, or libertarianism, or vague center-left-Democratic Clintonism. Liberalism is none of these things. Liberalism is a technology for preventing civil war. It was forged in the fires of Hell … Continue reading

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