Reading Time: 6 minutes Throughout our history, but particularly since 2016, when Donald Trump first rode down that ill-fated escalator at Trump Tower to announce his presidential candidacy, it has grown ever clearer that Americans have a serious problem with atonement. We tend to run hellbent away from public accountability. It’s not just Trump, who is still trying mightily […]
Heads I win, tails you lose: Attacking the EU with double standards
Reading Time: 3 minutes Every day, I listen to “Ukraine: The Latest,” a Daily Telegraph podcast about the conflict in Ukraine. If you’re not familiar, the Daily Telegraph is a UK right-wing broadsheet newspaper, and not in line with my personal political persuasion. However, generally, it is excellent, especially when analyzing the strategic and tactical situation in the war. […]
News, A Timeline of Lies & Virus Naming Provenance (Again)
Reading Time: 6 minutes This is Trump’s timeline of lies that I would like to see his various supporters here…support: Still on the old naming controversy of “Chinese virus” etc., these quotes from 3lemenope are super: Names are purely contingent. Whatever something is named, it could have been named any other thing. So, when you have a surfeit of […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes I think we need some refreshment from the likes of Donald Trump and Boris Johnson. Let’s forget about them for a few minutes and think about Nicholas Winton instead. This video and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum tell us more about him: Nicholas Winton was born Nicholas Wertheimer on May 19, 1909, in West Hampstead, […]
Op-ed: Learning some actual history
Reading Time: 4 minutes There was much outrage in the US last week when first-term Congressional Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, above, compared the camps on the US border with Mexico, where would-be immigrants are held, to concentration camps. A Republican colleague, Liz Cheney, daughter of the notorious Dick, patronizingly told her to learn some history. Please @AOC do us all […]
‘Shocking’ sexual abuse of children by German clergy
Reading Time: 3 minutes It is no surprise that, given that this sort of thing has happened and been extensively reported on in the US, that it has also taken place elsewhere. As The Guardian reports, things are not looking good for the German clergy: A “shocking” report into the sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy in Germany is “probably only […]
No religious person found by survey under the age of 28 in Eastern Germany – the most Godless place on earth?
Reading Time: 2 minutes They are sending missionaries to eastern Germany. A recent study called Beliefs About God Across Time and Countries found that 52.1% of people asked whether they believed in God identified themselves as atheists. This compared with only 10.3% in western Germany. Indeed, the survey was unable to find a single person under the age of 28 in eastern Germany who believed in God. Obviously there are some – I think I may have even met some once – but the survey was unable to find them. On the face of it this is an extraordinary finding and it is something that needs some careful explanation.