Culture

The age of the machine is coming to an end

What is this modernity, which forever reshaped our society after the Great War of 1918, and guaranteed that architecture with a Corinthian order or flowering facade ornaments would never again be built, and where art, poetry and culture would no longer reflect the beautiful? From now on society would be functional and modern. Even at   →

Introvert era of psychologists and yogis

On a daily basis, we can read about the US President Donald Trump’s mental state, written by people who doesn’t know him, or never even met him. They are neither psychologists nor psychiatrists, yet they attribute various diagnoses to the president on social media and other media channels. Trump is considered to suffer from a   →

The building blocks of the present

To those who have visited Rome, Athens or Pompeii, it seems obvious that Western culture is built on pagan Greco-Roman foundations. From the Greek colonization of the eastern Mediterranean around 700 BC to the fall of the western Roman Empire around 410 AD. Then followed the Christian era, and in the first phase, almost the   →

Progressivism or scientific advancement? In anticipation of a Habsburg space empire

When I started this blog, I wholeheartedly embraced the future promises of a new and better world. And it’s not that strange, many people share that view. Over time, however, the idea of ​​advancement and progressivism became increasingly stained and criticized. What do you do when you forever believe that the future has all the   →

Anti-consumerism, class contempt and criticism of civilization

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   →

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   →

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   →