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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Criticism

There's a new US debate whether Republicans are accountable or responsible for the Great Replacement "theory" (see my recent blog). Democrats and/or liberals were eager to blame the Republican party. The conservatives and/or Republicans were eager to deny that criticism. This pattern seems universal. Why do liberals typically blame others (and each other)? Why do...

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Making compromises

I've lots of experience in making compromises (eg, with myself, with others). Nevertheless, it never occurred to me that others are doing the very same. Actually, 1 compromise often exists of 3 compromises: yours, her/his, and the mutual compromise. However, your and her/his compromise will shift in time. Why do we compromise? First and foremost, intentions will...

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Is a dissolution of the EU and UK, like the Soviet Union, unavoidable?

Late June 2021, the Dutch PM urged the Hungarian PM to leave the EU following a spat over LGBT rights (eg, BBC, Bloomberg, Dutch News, WaPo). Recently, Hungary announced a referendum on its (anti) LGBT law (eg, Guardian, Reuters). If its citizens agree, the EU options seem limited to accept, deny or delay (eg, committee). In 2016, the UK announced a referendum on...

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The time is never ripe

Last Sunday, my girlfriend and I had a discussion in which I argued that the time is never ripe. After a glance, she agreed with me because her patients always argue the very same thing: the time is not ripe (eg, for an appointment, a medical procedure, and so on). The above relates to several other topics in my blogs: balancing risk-reward, being busy busy busy,...

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The benefit of doubt

“When in doubt, my dear fellow, do nothing.” This is a quote from the 1869 novel War and Peace by Russian author Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910). I can relate to his advice. In my view, doubt is a subconscious brake on conscious decisions, about to be taken. Our subconscious records more input than our conscious. Hence, doubt itself is the benefit of...

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The future Great Divide between generations

From about 1800 to 2000, the Great Divide in politics and society was between Left-Labour-Progressivism and Right-Capital-Conservatism. From about 1900 to 2000, Liberalism presented a hybrid between classic Left and classic Right. Since about 2000, the new Great Divide in politics is between Globalism and Nationalism. In the transitional period, we often see...

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