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Let’s celebrate Jewish life!

„Unfortunately the 1700-year history of Judaism in Germany isn’t complete without also referring to the persecution, genocide and hatred of Jews.“ That’s how the Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany, Heiko Mass, began his op-ed article for the … Weiterlesen

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My name is Legion!

„My name is Legion, for we are many.“ This is how the devil introduces himself in Mark 5:9. Evil consists of a multitude. Evil is when a group adheres to a collective ideology, where individuals merge into a mob and … Weiterlesen

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America, stop the silencing!

Dangerous European division has been poisoning the political climate in the United States of America for decades. Today Americans are stripped of their most fundamental freedom of expression. This needs to stop! Dear Americans, I am a European from Germany. … Weiterlesen

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Don’t stay silent!

During my childhood I was an altar boy in the small village of Erika. I absolved the entire Catholic Church program: baptism, confession, communion, confirmation, abuse. From 1987 to 1995 the clergyman sexually harassed boys from the village 227 times, … Weiterlesen

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Don’t lose your head about Islam

In Montfavet, a town near the southern French city of Avignon, a man shouting „Allahu akbar“ threatened several people with a pistol. On the same day in a church in Nice, France, several people were injured and killed by a … Weiterlesen

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The Americans have no culture!

„The Americans have no culture. They don’t even know where Belgium is!“ Have you ever heard this or anything similar? I have, because it’s in vogue everywhere in Germany, but it’s nothing more than an arrogant prejudice. The United States … Weiterlesen

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The Obscure Raven Song

On many streets of the world’s cities the past is croaking its “obscure raven song” (Heinrich Heine). By torchlight, stupid things, reflecting the most ignorant medieval times, are being said. A narrow-minded mob, which whines much about love and belief, … Weiterlesen

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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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