A civil war consists of non-governmental groups within a country attacking each other. While the left is quick to fantasize about the threat of an armed right-wing militia, the fact of the matter is that the situation in several Western countries already clearly fulfills the criteria for a civil war. Yet, it is waged by… Continue reading When is a Country in a Civil War?
We used to divide the countries of the earth into the first, second, and third world. In particular the term “second world” has fallen out of favor, even though it is still widely used. It used to mainly refer to the Eastern European countries behind the Iron Curtain. I think it is more descriptive to… Continue reading Developing Countries and Degenerating Countries
I recently watched the documentary series China: Time of Xi, which gives an insight into the rapid progress of China under the leadership of Xi Jinping. Sure, it is not the most critical account there could be — you could even say it has “state propaganda” written all over it — but it is fascinating… Continue reading What is the Goal of the West, compared to China’s?
What sometimes baffles me is how little people seem to care about anything. No matter where you look, they are only half-assing it. Phoning it in is absolutely an art form in public administration, industry, education, and everywhere else. When was the last time you had a craftsman come who did not cut some corners?… Continue reading A Lot of People Don’t Make Any Effort (Particularly in Higher Education)
You may think that the various ideological pressure groups like Black Lives Matter or Antifa are at best a nuisance. However, I consider them a serious threat to public safety, and this includes your personal safety as well. Maybe you are familiar with the term “anarcho-tyranny”, and if you are not, I encourage you to… Continue reading Why Antifa is a Serious Threat to Public Safety
If you lack any ability to think critically, you may genuinely believe that the various so-called color revolutions such as the Arab Spring or the Hong Kong Riots were entirely organic movements. The people just had enough and rose up. Similarly, the meteoric rise to media prominence of movements such as Black Lives Matter, Antifa,… Continue reading Manufactured Revolutions: What Antifa, the Hong Kong Riots, and Greta Thunberg Have in Common
On my other blog one of my readers seemed to defend the suppression of free speech in most of Europe with the comment that nobody should want to deny the holocaust or engage in hate speech anyway. I chuckled when I read this. I don’t know if this reader if from Europe, but I suspect… Continue reading Freedom of Speech, or its Lack, in Europe
When I first met Swedes abroad, I noticed that one of their most common complaints was that their country was “boring”. Of course, this was before a surge of excitement hit that country. Nowadays, they have shootings, rampant drug abuse, gang-rapes of little girls, arson attacks, honor killings, terrorizing of natives, and no end to… Continue reading Suppression of Alternative Opinions Leads to Boredom: Why Swedes Believe that Sweden is Boring
I have been reading a lot about the two World Wars recently. What I have noticed is that the mainstream narrative is complete nonsense. Yet, there are many aspects where I would be interested in a proper explanation. Once such gap is the atrocities committed by Great Britain against Germany. As a refresher, let me… Continue reading Excesses of Dying Empires: WWII-Britain vs. Present-Day/Near-Future USA
In my post “Your Guru has No Clothes: Jordan Peterson is in Rehab“, I made some highly critical remarks on Jordan Peterson, or so I thought because I only pointed out the obvious. However, there is a lot more to unpack here. The focus of this post is on depression and its causes. Of course,… Continue reading Thoughts on Depression, or: Is Jordan Peterson a Failure?
Even if you only irregularly follow mainstream news, you have probably come across Greta Thunberg, a shockingly unattractive 16-year-old Swedish girl with autism whose family is part of the societal elites. You may wonder what you could learn from an ugly teenage girl who seems to have skipped puberty. If you said that there was… Continue reading The Epitome of Clown World: Climate Activist Greta Thunberg
Quite recently the news that mainstream-endorsed self-help guru Jordan Peterson has checked into rehab has flared up on social media. Of course, everybody wants him to now get better and kick his addiction. However, what should also be pointed out is that this should strip him of all credibility. The title of this post alludes… Continue reading Your Guru has No Clothes: Jordan Peterson is in Rehab
I recently travelled to a moderately large German city for a business trip. It’s one of those places with an old university and the corresponding metastasizing companies and NGOs. Basically, directly or indirectly everybody lives off the taxpayers’ dime, which leads to a rather left-leaning political landscape. After checking into my hotel, which was located… Continue reading Societal Cracks due to Multiculturalism
I have been living in Sweden for quite a while now. As much as I disagree with the politics of this country, I am not particularly ungrateful. I moved on a whim, but I got my break in this country. Germany had chewed me out. In Sweden, I quickly got on my feet, despite the… Continue reading Sweden’s Suffocating Socialism: A Personal Story
It is all-too-easy to bash non-technical degrees. That is not to say that there is no bullshit in technical degrees. (There is, but that would be a story for another post.) What I want to take aim at is the one fundamental weakness of the former. It is a fundamentally flawed understanding of the scientific… Continue reading The Biggest Problem of the Humanities and Social Sciences