Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Chinese Bullying Totally Unacceptable!

Regular readers of this blog on politics may remember I wrote about The Hong Kong Crisis in August 2019. Since then China has continued to show a very sharp knife towards Hong Kong. Even though there is a promise of local autonomy until 2047, it's starting to show that China wants to remove any and all special status regulations BEFORE 2047. In light of this, the UK administration cancelled their extradition agreement with Hong Kong for the obvious reason that Hong Kong can no longer be considered an independent area with sound rules of law and order in a democratic spirit.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Wishing the People of Poland a Happy Election Day

Today is Election Day in Poland. It will be interesting to see how the people of Poland will vote today. As a member state in Europe it would be preferable if they chose a leadership that is willing to invest in being part of the European Union. Rumor has it that the ultra right-wing nationals are leading in the polls, and that is rather sad when seen from a European perspective.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The New Book by John Bolton - Helped by Trump Attempt to Stop It

The book The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir by former National Security Advisor John Bolton is probably being preordered at a steady pace now that Trump has tried to stop the publication of this book.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Police Forces - A Global Problem

We have all watched the video where George Floyd was killed during an arrest in Minneapolis. It is a travesty against justice when people are treated badly by any police force. It was so true when one of the chief speakers said that for each of these terrible five minutes, the assisting policemen COULD have intervened. When they didn't, they were indeed part of the problem...

Monday, June 1, 2020

Checking Facts On All Social Platforms

Social platforms, often called social media or #SoMe, is infected by many people sharing a lot of things they haven't checked before sharing. Even a first semester journalism student can see through many of the arguments, but many are - unfortunately - not even paying any attention to the potential damage that sharing false information can have on the presidential elections in November.

Monday, March 30, 2020

The Corona Virus Took World Leaders By Surprise - Not Just Another Flu...

If there is ONE thing this Corona crisis has taught us, it's that politicians don't know much about virology. Just like doctors should stay away from politics, so politicians should stay away from playing doctors!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Here's Why Americans Should Change Their Electoral College

I will gladly respect that it's up to the American people to decide how they interpret their constitution. It's none of our business to preach about democracy, when the decision to make changes in their political system requires Americans to see the logic themselves.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Killing of Foreign Officials

I know we have seen this before. When news hit that an Iranian general was killed yesterday, we no longer frown upon this. We hear of explanations citing that it was done due to previous attacks, and oftentimes, we just accept that this probably justifies the counterattack.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right - Thoughts About the Hong Kong Unrest

The violent unrest which has had serious consequences for shop owners in Hong Kong is not any part of civilized democracy. We need to be very careful, because I fully understand the protests towards Chinese dictatorship, but I have NO patience towards people who use it to get rid of aggression.