Monday, June 1, 2020
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
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
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
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.
Sunday, December 22, 2019
I want to credit Russ for his wonderful thread on Twitter which you can find here: https://twitter.com/RussInCheshire/status/1208333108472434688?s=20.
Monday, November 25, 2019
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.
Saturday, November 9, 2019
All who remember the fall of the Berlin Wall are sobered by the many things that have happened since Germany reunited. It is a good thing for Europe that the EU united with former so-called East European countries. In many ways, Europe has become a more diversified continent. But there are challenges.
Friday, October 11, 2019
First, you turn the blind eye to Turkish leader Erdogan's invasion into Syria, where he gets the chance to thread on long-hated Kurdish population. Then, as Turkey proceeds, you start talking about how you left the region because you originally expected it would only take 30 days to solve the crisis, and therefore want to withdraw because it has now taken years...
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
If you have had the pleasure of watching the ABC tv series Quantico, you will immediately recognize why I feel this should be addressed on this political blog. I am near the end of season 2, and I must admit that the similarity with reality under Trump IS quite interesting. I fully realize you can't convert fiction into reality on a 1:1 basis, but...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
There is no doubt about the fact that Brexit is a classbook example of poor negotiation skills. The British parliament was completely unprepared when the result of the vote came in. What should they do now? No one had prepared for what such a divorce from the EU would actually entail.