People buy too much junk. The large shopping malls are increasingly similar to shrines dedicated to the deities of waste and excess. Large companies mass produce unnecessary plastic gadgets that end up in the seas. Consumption has become a culture and lifestyle. We should work less, reduce our purchases and instead devote ourselves to self-realization. →
The post-meritocratic society
We used to refer to the West as the free world, as opposed to the Soviet Union, the Eastern Bloc, China etc. And there was a period around 1945-2000 when many people in the West achieved an exceptionally high level of freedom, both financially but also in terms of personal integrity. We did not get →
Hate crime and hate incidents
Our Western governments, especially the one in the United Kingdom, are doing everything to depress the people and their right to speak freely. And it is done through so-called hate crime laws. A type of legislation that was initially considered to be good, because it is heartfelt and important to fight hatred against minorities, etc. →
Negligence or crime?
Several articles and books have been written about waste of tax assets in Sweden. It’s about politicians using tax money for lots of unnecessary projects, everything from empty sports facilities, theme parks, strange art etc. Also important government schemes tend to be expensive and prolonged. There is a ghost in the machinery, most politician driven →
Should everyone have the right to vote?
Mob rule is a degenerate state of governance, when democracy is overpowered and the majority can vote to torment the minority by stealing their tax money, giving them inferior rights or other injustices. We must realize that even if we hold our democratic system high, the majority should not be able to do what it →
The tone and the glance
Working for justice is the finest thing there is. Already in the school books we raise people like Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Oskar Schindler and Mother Theresa. Leonidas, Henry VIII, and Patton are not as hot. They are mostly described as murderers, even though we might have been lost without them. They are certainly →
Special treatment in the name of justice
Code of conduct and rights manifestos can spoil the best of organizations, just look at Linux where it was decided to include more vulnerable groups, and soon MAGA caps and images of Trump-Tower were banned , and most of their charity funds now goes to diversity programs. The staff were actually advised not to pay →
Paint house facades and free the already liberated
A successful artist who is known for painting large paintings, he will paint ever larger paintings to appease his admirers, and finally paint house facades. A successful composer who writes sad pieces of music, he will write increasingly sad works, until everyone in the audience cries rivers. A successful politician who promises freedom, he will →
Let the gloomy clouds disperse
When I was a child we believed in the future, we thought we soon would be travelling in hovers between the cities’ skyscrapers. And we expected that man would soon explore the stars. Nuclear power was risky but gave us fantastic opportunities for unlimited energy. And of course, humanity had many problems, but they would →
The eternal dilemma of how to govern society
Plato devoted a lot of time to the classic dilemma regarding how to govern society. Inspired by the Spartans, he felt that the country should be ruled by a wise single ruler. The problem itself was the question of how the ruler would become wise. A special education and training was considered necessary. Thereafter, this →
What will you do with the money?
More and more often, banks ask questions to their customers when they want to transfer or withdraw money. Especially in foreign transactions and slightly larger amounts, they want to know what the cash withdrawal is for. And if you don’t answer, you won’t get any money. Now it is not that the bank is particularly →
The postmodern myth of creation
The creation mythology of Western civilization include by necessity the Greeks and the Romans. Although many Europeans have no direct relationship with these early Mediterranean peoples, we highlight their cultural deeds. They are the dawn of our continent. We have all borrowed our alphabet from them, our legal frameworks, ideas of state, education, science, art, →