Some days ago, I noticed this heading in an article from The National: "The last two attacks in London indicate UK's approach to de-radicalisation is failing". I just wondered: is de-radicalisation even an option? Radicalisation is similar to having extreme beliefs. Convicting extreme believers to jail time is more likely to increase having extreme beliefs and...
25 Jun, 2019
White men are under attack from every angle within the 7 Belief systems: Love (eg, #MeToo), Money (eg, gender pay gap, male over-representation), Philosophy (eg, slavery, white supremacy), Politics (eg, male over-representation), Religion (eg, sexual abuse), Science (eg, male over-representation), and the Truth (eg, mansplaining). Some of these white men are using...
17 Jun, 2019
On June 10, the "New York Times  decided to end its political cartoons altogether after the backlash over an anti-Semitic cartoon it published in its international edition" (WE). On June 11, I cancelled my recent NYT basic subscription over that decision, while arguing that "U.S. political correctness is going into absurd directions" and that "humour is essential...
1 Jun, 2019
Trouw titel: Filosofe Griet Vandermassen: Feministen, doe niet zo krampachtig over gendergelijkheid Trouw ondertitel: Mannen en vrouwen verschillen in motivaties, interesses en prioriteiten, stelt de Vlaamse filosofe Griet Vandermassen. ‘Feministen, doe niet zo krampachtig over gendergelijkheid.’ Publicatiedatum: 1 juni 2019 "Wie bij Griet Vandermassen thuis in Gent...
28 May, 2019
Worldwide we see lots of social change, including the search for a new equilibrium. Elections are a way of measuring such change. Hence, green and nationalistic parties are rising, while Christian and labour parties are declining. Liberals show a mixed result as they include two opposing fields. In countries with a dominant nationalistic agena, there is a lot of...
26 Apr, 2019
In the Netherlands, we have 2 types of state funded education which are both public schools but differ in their (non) religious background. Essentially, Christian and other religious people often attend Christian public schools, while others attend regular public schools. The Dutch call this freedom of education, a principle that was hardly questioned. Since about a...
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