Communism, that specter used in the US to demonize anything left of fascism. That’s nonsense, of course, but real communism is indeed not that pretty.
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.
Dear US citizens, the last time I was in the US is over two decades ago, but what I — and possibly a lot of other people around the world — cannot understand is why a lot of you won’t vote Biden.
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?
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?