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Endgame

What the hell is wrong with those people, looting and rioting. This isn’t about #blacklivesmatter anymore. It is just senseless violence, completely uncalled for. Nah. It is neither senseless, nor uncalled for. It is merely a symptom of our failing society, just like starving kids in Africa. Essentially it is just a bunch of people without money or perspective, who realize their power as a collective, as the suffering majority. People who worked 2 jobs, yet still struggled to [...]

2020-06-01T13:28:30+00:00Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

Wild beauty Rio (2)

S poiler, I – again – had to look down the barrel of a gun, albeit under vastly different circumstances. I had meanwhile moved to a different part of the city, close to the ocean. A rich neighborhood. Considerably more secure, I was told, mainly achieved by a massive presence of different police forces. Municipal guards, federal police, military police. There was a police car at nearly every street corner, always with flashing red lights, always on alert. Private [...]

2020-03-05T04:42:05+00:00Categories: Articles|Tags: |

Not my rules

If I had to put myself on a political spectrum, I'd identify as an Anarchist. What does that actually mean? Most people think Anarchists are against any kind of rules. They want "anarchy", a state of disorder. Well, that's not correct. The problem are not rules, laws, regulations per se, but rather how they come to be. Anarchists reject rules that are forced on them without their meaningful participation, rules established by a ruling authority. Our democratic system qualifies as such [...]

2020-03-08T16:45:39+00:00Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Don’t settle for that

Life sucks. Yes, come on…. admit it. Yours, too. I know it's hard, in a society dominated by social media news streams, full of photos and stories flashing glamour, adventure and carefreeness. On paper it looks great, too. Not starving, a comfy bed and even money to spend on travels, latest fashion trends and electronic consumer goods. On top of that, if you play your cards right – so you are told – you'll climb up the ladder, [...]

2018-10-15T20:57:00+00:00Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

A fish-eating-vegan?

Ok, so this will throw off a lot of people, but I've been thinking about that for quite a while already. It needs to get OUT: I've been vegan for - I don't know - 4, or 5 years. However, that doesn't mean I don't kill anything anymore.In the last 12 months, for example, I ate (and hence killed) about 6 fish, and probably 5 times as many eggs.Undoubtedly, I am not one of those vegans who can proudly proclaim that [...]

2018-08-03T20:59:34+00:00Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Act Up!

Drunken tourists party hard and leave one of Australia’s pristine beaches trashed. The public is outraged and so are the responsible politicians. It doesn’t take one day before alcohol is banned for the rest of summer on that particular beach (by the way, the only Sydney beach where it was still allowed to drink at certain times). Social media and comment sections of relevant articles resemble a battlefield. It always is whenever something is banned (which is pretty often), [...]

2018-07-23T18:26:04+00:00Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Power to the People!

How Blockchain tech will change the world Today I want to talk about Bitcoin, the most exciting thing ever! I know, it is all over the media these days, but for the wrong reasons. Or rather, most reports do a terrible job explaining how terrific this technology really is. We are in the midst of a revolution, a paradigm shift. The world will be very different in 10 years’ time, largely because of Bitcoin’s underlying blockchain technology, which will [...]

2018-07-23T18:25:51+00:00Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |