Category: Politics

political scandals

Who? Me?

Political scandals come slushing down the hill like a mudslide. Affronted indignity seems to be the standard reaction of all politicians. And so, the public trust erodes even further.

I Have… No Dream

There are many universal threats out there, but where is the universal vision? No wonder the facts and statistics show we stop voting and actively avoid the news.

ice skating child

Is This Child Labour?

We are outraged at 12-year-olds in mines. We cheer at a 12-year-old in a national competitive ice rink. What price are we ready to accept for entertainment?

Afghanistan, graveyard of accountability

Kabul falls in days. The leader flees. The world shrugs. No-one felt locally accountable enough to defend what was built.
Power without personal accountability ultimately leads to the illusion of a democratic state.
With great power comes …no responsibility.

The end of implicit trust

Intellectual authorities lost our implicit trust.
Contrary to what is often peddled, this is not primarily due to social media, internet, conspiracy theories or fake news, but to the failure of the authorities themselves, to live-up to and live-by the expectations they created.