Among the wreckage of the Liz Truss’s premiership, one minister not only left with her dignity intact, but she embodied...
Energy is now a luxury. The social and economic infrastructure built over the past 70 years is cracking at the seams. There seem to be no solutions offered, except to give up and go back to the Middle Ages. Europe is ungracefully aging.
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.
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.
Are we living in a modern version of the early 1900s?
War brings out the most basic of human reflexes. Ever wondered whether you would fight, or flee to a safer place? In this article I explore if and how our moral compass has changed over time, and hence, are we still willing to “Die for Danzig”?
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?
Pro-Vax. Pro-Test. Pro-Mask. Pro Pass. Anti-Curfew. Anti-Lockdown. Anti-Travel ban.
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.
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.