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COVID: Is it OK to manipulate people into getting vaccinated? (the Conversation)

This article (see below) came as a blessing as I was already considering writing on this topic. After reading, one should wonder what came first: such articles OR the “conspiracy theory magnet” as mentioned in this article? It feels like another chicken-egg dilemma.This article is another example of arrogance versus ignorance (my blogs). Apparently,...

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What are you looking for in your partner?

What are you looking for in your partner?

When dating, you often get the question: "What are you looking for in your partner?" The article below claims that our answers are not necessarily true and/or complete. We often say the things (of which we assume that) the other person wants to hear these (eg, funny, attractive, inquisitive, kind). This might be labelled as dating - or "political"...

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“All media are liberal-left”

Recently, my son (21) made an interesting comment: "All media are liberal-left". I agree with him. It's very difficult finding serious conservative-right media. I think, feel and believe that bipartisanship and subsequent polarisation have caused a vacuum at the conservative-right, which was filled by populist, nationalist, or extremist media....

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Extremism and plausible deniability (2)

This Sunday, I had an epiphany: plausible deniability is the reason why extremism hides behind belief systems. A recent example was the news that Dutch salafist primary schools teach young children that killing "unbelievers" is a commendable deed. The school is protected by the Dutch Constitution that guarantees freedom of religious education. A very different...

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Stretching definitions

Stretching definitions

Trump's factually incorrect remark about 4 newly elected Democratic firebrands has been labelled as "racist" in a resolution adopted by the Democratic majority of the U.S. House of Representatives (eg, Guardian). It's unclear to me how you can label Trump's highly provocative and factually incorrect remarks as racist, unless you start stretching...

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