Culture

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 ‚Äč‚Äčadvancement 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   →

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,   →

The naive youth cult

In a world where the only fixed value is the constant change, who should you ask for advice? Who should we talk to in order to understand and become more aware of the times? Ask the young people, is often the answer given. Young people are the people of tomorrow, they possess the magical knowledge   →