Education · The Working World

A Lot of People Don’t Make Any Effort (Particularly in Higher Education)

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)

Politics

Manufactured Revolutions: What Antifa, the Hong Kong Riots, and Greta Thunberg Have in Common

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

Society

Suppression of Alternative Opinions Leads to Boredom: Why Swedes Believe that Sweden is Boring

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

History · Politics

Excesses of Dying Empires: WWII-Britain vs. Present-Day/Near-Future USA

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

Life · Society

Thoughts on Depression, or: Is Jordan Peterson a Failure?

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?

Politics · Society

The Epitome of Clown World: Climate Activist Greta Thunberg

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

Life · Society

Your Guru has No Clothes: Jordan Peterson is in Rehab

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

Politics · Society

Societal Cracks due to Multiculturalism

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

Education · Politics

The Biggest Problem of the Humanities and Social Sciences

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