Category: Politics

I’m a writer, and as such, I have opinions. As my colleagues like to point out, I’ve also had a pretty interesting life.
Does that entitle me to write about politics? I don’t know, but that doubt hasn’t stopped me so far from writing what I think.
You should know that I am a bit of a left-leaning fellow, although I would never call myself a communist, or even a socialist. By US standards I might as well be a commi, but in the rest of the world, I’m more of a mainstream guy who doesn’t take to right-wing bullshit.

September 11, 2020 / Politics
August 14, 2020 / Politics
Freedom

Freedom is seen as one of the great achievements of the western world. We worship it, and associate much positivity with the word, putting it on a pedestal as an inalienable right. But why?

June 5, 2020 / Politics
Racism

Protests against racism have dominated the week this past week, following the murder of George Floyd in the US. I know, it’s being called ‘his death’ in all the news outlets, but this is my personal web space, and I feel justified in calling a police officer kneeing somebody in the neck until they die ‘murder’ – even if it hasn’t been proven in a court of law (yet). What lessons can we draw from this?

May 22, 2020 / Politics
Grim Reaper

We’re in a global economic depression right now, due to Covid-19. Logical, right: lockdowns around the world, businesses completely shut down, people not working. But did you know economic depressions have a lot less to do with cold hard numbers than you might think?

November 8, 2019 / Politics
Fourth Industrial Revolution

If you thought western democracies like the Netherlands could never become surveillance states, guess again. Enter the Dutch SyRI system. A system that would make George Orwell cry.