They just halfheartedly check themselves and are paid for it.
Currently, with the Russia-gate, Ukraine-Impeachment, Clinton-Server, investigations into the Russia-Hoax and other misdeeds of government employees, the American public believes again, that their checks and balances in their system of government work just fine. Of course one side believes that impeachment is justified and representative of their well thought out system, the other side believes that the deep state will be taken to court. I believe, it’s just a big show put on by those in charge, to lull ‘the people’ into trusting that checks and balances work as intended. As usual some minor figures will be punished, as they were stupid enough to get caught, the real instigators, those who defend their ill gotten wealth by corrupting politics may get a slap on the wrist or go Scot-free. Continue reading Why checks and balances don’t work
[…]’As I was being introduced, they said ‘she’s been researching sexual harassment in archaeology’, to which a large group of older men laughed. Fully laughed – to the point that the presenter had to say ‘it isn’t funny‘.[…]
I predict that the Greta Thunberg Meme „How dare you“ will accompany us at least through the next decade, if not more. The meme will persist, the accusations she hurled at everyone will certainly not. The reason is that the meme is truly funny in the sense that it so accurately represents the current outrage culture. It’s as funny as the village idiot in the middle of a medieval market who shouts “repent” on the top of his lungs. It’s also funny because it’s based on the perpetually reheated progressive narrative of “speaking truth to power”, which in the minds of progressives must work at all times, whereas it was historically the sole privilege of the court jester to do that, and everyone else who tried soon became acquainted with the gallows or guillotine. I mean, please, Greta as the court jester at the UN – every comedian worth his salt must try to top that from now on. I enjoyed Greta’s show, as cringe-worthy as it was, I just couldn’t help laughing about it. Continue reading How dare you – speaking truth to power
Prof. Richard Lindzen, Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Physics (at MIT), has made a very fitting remark describing our dilemma:
Go into the anteroom of an opera house, a theater, or wherever you are having a cultivated conversation. Then ask who knows the 2nd law of thermodynamics. For those educated in the humanities this is the equivalent when someone asks them whether they have read this or that of Shakespeare. Those who think they are educated know at least their Shakespeare. When asked about physics, hardly anyone knows the answer, even worse, most people don’t even think it worthwhile to know. Continue reading Knowledge about physics is at Stone Age level
Man knows there are two sexes. The postmodern man knows there are 57 gender (or any number between 3 and 100). The philosopher thinks, according to the principle of gender, there could also be 7-8 billion gender instead of 57 (if everyone is allowed to determine his gender57 , including pronouns).
Continue reading The difference between mathematics and philosophy
You may want to watch this video multiple times until you really really get what this means.
Continue reading Unconditional Altruism vs. Tribal Altruism
Whoever denies the existence of the unconscious is in fact assuming that our present knowledge of the psyche is total. And this belief is clearly just as false as the assumption that we know all there is to be known about the natural universe. Our psyche is part of nature, and its enigma is as limitless. Thus we cannot define either the psyche or nature. We can merely state what we believe them to be and describe, as best we can, how they function. (C.G. Jung) Continue reading Parallel Universes
Islamophobie waere ja eine unberechtigte Angst vor dem Islam. Wir haben aber allen Grund dazu. [Edit 18-Oct-2018]
Islamophobia would be an irrational fear of islam. But there are rational reasons to fear islam.
Continue reading Die berechtigte Angst vor dem Islam