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A blog by Leon Oudejans

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What is the “Great Replacement” right-wing conspiracy theory? (the Economist)

Introduction by LO: Rather than a right-wing conspiracy theory, the Great Replacement "theory" is - most of all - another example of Philosophy, as a Belief system (eg, my blogs of 2015 Black Twitter versus White Supremacy, and of 2016 White supremacy-2), Of all our beliefs, ideology might be the most stupid one (eg, my 2021 blog: Is ideology responsible for...

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Drivers of Change: a 2022 update

Several of my blogs have mentioned the drivers of Change, which govern everything around us. Late April 2018, I published my initial blog Drivers of Change, which included a rather complex diagram. I suppose I was still arranging my thoughts. Today, I present a much simpler diagram. Perhaps, the single most important item in my diagram is the Blueprint of our...

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Collateral damage

Recently, the Dutch Financial Times referred to an August 2021 key statistic of the Asian Development Bank: "COVID-19 Has Plunged around 75-80 million Asians into Extreme Poverty" (see diagram on page 30). Add the African continent and we are probably talking about 200 million of people, who are facing extreme poverty due to our handling of Covid-19. WHO (sic!)...

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Turning the tables

Joe Biden might be the smartest Democrat ever. He is finally turning the tables on the Republicans. It has always fascinated me that Democrats and Republicans had contradicting approaches to the Budget and government debt. While you would expect Republicans would be fiscally conservative, they were not. While you would expect Democrats would be fiscally...

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Project Fear (4): denial of climate cycles

The ignorant conservative right usually denies the existence of climate change. The arrogant liberal left pretends the absence of (geological) cycles of climate change. The Earth has always faced climate change, ever since its formation 4.5 billion years ago. The main geological cycles are glacial and interglacial periods of some 40-100 thousand years...

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Project Fear (2) – crime and punishment

In 1866, Russian writer Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881) published his novel Crime and Punishment. This book has nothing to do with climate change and yet is title feels appropriate and relevant anyway. Project Fear (see part 1) aims making us feel guilty of a crime (eg, against humanity) and do punishment (eg, no flying, eating of red meat or use of...

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