Recently, I saw this (Dutch) comic about climate change. It depicts two politicians with remarks made about climate change, but they replaced ‘climate change’ with ‘slavery’. The results are… disturbing.Continue reading “Judging climate change like we do slavery”
Imagine high school. Imagine the majority of students in a certain class deciding that one of them is a dweeb, and picking on them. That’s not cool, is it?
Imagine now, a country, where the majority of the people decide that LGBT people should be shunned from certain parts of society. Not so cool eith- oh wait, that’s what’s happening in a number of democratic countries, including the US.Continue reading “Tyranny of the Majority”
With the increasingly volatile situation in the US, the escalating showdown between the US and China, and the increasingly alarming reports on pollution and the environment, let’s do some crystal ball gazing.Continue reading “Crystal ball gazing”
I read a twitter thread last week from a journalist from the Capital Gazette. You know, one of the people chosen as Time’s persons of the year. His colleagues were shot in a mass shooting this past summer.
Much as I’d like to see the silver lining there, Trump is still calling the press a public enemy. The Saudi prince who had another person of the year strangled and sawed into pieces has received only frowns at the G20 top, and Brazil elected a potential dictator.
All this got me thinking about the dangers of our belief in happy endings.Continue reading “Happy endings”
California and several other US states are currently trying to create new net neutrality rules since the FCC abolished the ones put in place on the US federal level. What the heck is net neutrality? And why do we even need it?