Oh yeah this tweet is fun. Quoting another tweet that goes
Interesting, there’s an interview of a female Google employee on the Damore thing. They promise a good read, so let’s see what it’s about.
So I raised two questions for myself regarding the current protests in America.
This is the a good opportunity to look at some reactions to James Damore’s “sexist memo”
If I were to award annual prizes, then I think I had a clear winner for at least one of them, every year. The political left is just at the top of the game when it comes to being unself-aware.
A Google employee is talking about Google’s political agenda. It’s quite interesting.
This is basically a follow up from the last post. An Iowan student newspaper published an article about privilege
I think I’m starting to understand why I loathe the “other left”.
Reading this artcile by Reuters something weird came up.
It’s such a shame I can almost never recommend German Cabaret to my internation friends. Some of it manages to be the perfect mix of humour and critique on the ruling class.
Latvia isn’t gonna sign a new convention combating violence against women and domestic violence interesting. The reasoning is a bit weird for me, but not unreasonable. What’s really odd, is the convention itself. I’m just gonna pick out some parts that strike me as strange, not everything in the 37 pages.
I kinda presume everyone is familiar with the term and its meaning already. It’s one of the most famous strategies for leading a nation, a strategy to shift the attention of the general population away from politics by distracting them with each other.
Finally gonna write about the importance of proper education here. There are two things to clarify here. First the reasons why education is the single most important department to invest to. Secondly what’s “proper education” at least in my opinion. (I’m gonna use “high school” as equivalent for the German abitur here, since it’s pretty close. It’s basically the qualification to study at university.)
So before I talk about how education should be, I want to write down how mine was. This is gonna be off the heart, so it’s a bit of a change.
It’s finally time to talk about freedom of speech. It’s the fundamental basis of our democratic systems as it gives us the power to further strive as a whole. Our systems are builded on the fact, that we can discuss anything on a reasonable level or at least that’s how it should be. Hence why it’s crucial to not make any cuts on this freedom at all, otherwise it’s just gonna come back at us.
And a completely misleading title.
“I don’t feel save anymore. Why don’t they do anything?” That’s it, we vote CDU.
So while browsing Twitter I see more and more tweets about artists wanting some credit for their work in one way or another. Even though I’m far from an artist, I can totally understand that. But it’s still a matter of how much.
So PewDiePie released a new video on the WSJ. He said it means war and he meant it or so it seems for now. Great doing WSJ, like other conservative media, your annual income goes down, so you try new ways. Paywalls don’t work apparently, what a surprise to anyone who just uses the next hit on Google for the same article, because there isn’t much different among the headlines anyway. Yeah, when everyone copies each other, a pwaywall will do wonders.
So I’ve noticed foreigners are pretty confused by Germanys political landscape and rightfully so. First I’m gonna introduce the parties a bit, then some recent history, you’ll understand my reason for doing so then.
Newspapers have declined
Somehow whenever it comes to Trump, things start to get weird.
We did it guys! We’ve finally arrived in the era after Trump!
Fucking hilarious (German)
For my first post I thought I’d go with something easy, so why not anonymity? I’m a big advocator of free speech, putting it above pretty much anything else. Without it healthy discussions wouldn’t be able to exist, people wouldn’t be able to test their thoughts and it’s vital for progression if you ask me. Jordan Peterson is a very good representative of this stance and he’s definitely worth checking out. But I’ll probably post my own thoughts on it as well at some point. For now I’d rather want to talk about the basis of free speech: Platforms to express it or rather their qualitative differences. In other words anonymity vs pseudonymity vs clear names.
So this commences my own first blog, let’s see how it’ll work out and if any read this. It’s purpose is basically for me to vent out and produce some texts, albeit I’d be happy if some folks follow it regularly and spread it. That said, I’m kinda eager to write every now and then, hopefully for everyone who comes to like it, my enthusiasm won’t cool down too quickly. Or I run out of ideas to write about. But seeing the world and its people heat up with every day passing, becoming more and more extreme while name-calling everyone else either left or right, I don’t see that happening any time soon. On the other hand I’m scared to repeat myself over and over again.