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Institutionalised whataboutism

Racism in the USA is institutionalized. So why not go to the institutions? George Floyd was killed by a police officer in the state of Minnesota. The Minneapolis Police Department reports to the Minneapolis City Council. President of the city … Weiterlesen

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There‘s no conspiracy

Unfortunately, those who are critical of current policies to combat the coronavirus by massively encroaching on citizens‘ civil liberties are being defamed as alu-hat wearers or conspiracy theorists. Of course, there are crackpots everywhere, but nevertheless there are good reasons … Weiterlesen

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Adam Schlesinger – An obituary

„You don’t know what you’ve got ‚till it’s gone!” I had to think of this line from the song „Big Yellow Taxi“ by singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell when I heard about Adam Schlesinger’s untimely demise: „Don’t it always seem to go, … Weiterlesen

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How dare Israel!

Sabine Müller of the Hessian public broadcasting system is deeply disappointed about how Israel recently commemorated the Holocaust. In a commentary for German national public broadcasting, Sabine Müller wrote: „It certainly wasn’t Federal President Steinmeier’s fault when the commemoration day … Weiterlesen

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Laughter can be dangerous

Not sharing the same sense of humor is as irreconcilable as not believing in the same gods. Just as fundamentalists accuse each other of not believing in the right god, people with different senses of humor can even end up … Weiterlesen

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Banksy, why do you oppose the message of peace?

Dear Banksy, For this Christmas season, you created a special nativity scene. You call your artwork „The Scar of Bethlehem“. Mary and Joseph, ox and donkey and the baby Jesus are arranged on straw bedding in front of a wall … Weiterlesen

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What’s with the Democrats?

In the past, a majority in the Democratic Party violently opposed the abolition of slavery by the Republicans under Lincoln. Then they agitated politically against the Republicans who gave former slaves the right to vote. Some Democrats reacted by creating … Weiterlesen

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