“How Trump Won” -A Rebuttal

“How Trump Won” -A Rebuttal

While browsing through YouTube the Deutsche Welle (DW) “documentary” “How Trump Won” popped up, so I decided to watch it. It didn’t take many seconds for it to become abundantly clear that this was going to be another partisan hack job, devoid of integrity or an honest yearning for truth. Debunking the claims made in the piece is easy for people that paid attention during the election, as I did. The problem with these kind of films is that they…

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Death By Navel Gazing

Death By Navel Gazing

A few weeks ago, my local newspaper ran a human-interest story about a man playing the accordion near a train station. The story went on for an entire page, talking about his life history, for how long he had been playing near the same station etc. The newspaper story went on and on about his family back home across Europe, yet they failed to take sufficient notice of a glaring fact. Why would you spend precious space in your newspaper…

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Blurring The Line Between Good And Evil

Blurring The Line Between Good And Evil

I had a revelation while looking at news footage of the Trump Tower climber. For those who don’t remember, I’ll give a brief synopsis. Back before the 2016 election, a young man scaled the facade of Trump Tower in New York using industrial strength suction cups. He made it to the 26th floor (if I remember the number correctly) before police caught him and hauled him inside the building. A massive throng of people amassed outside on the street to…

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A Pre-emptive Disavowal

A Pre-emptive Disavowal

I would like to hereby use this opportunity to pre-emptively disavow Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s visit to the US. She is scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump. Media reports are circulating regarding the topics she intends to bring up during the meeting. If the reports are accurate she wants to talk about climate change. For those readers not in the know, Norway is a tiny country on the outskirts of Europe. We aren’t terribly important to international politics….

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Leveraging Lessons From 2017 To Gain Momentum In 2018

Leveraging Lessons From 2017 To Gain Momentum In 2018

By far 2017 was definitely, undisputedly the best year of my life (so far). I had tremendous success in intentionally changing myself, including habits, mental patterns and outlook on the future. Trump’s inauguration and highly successful first year in office was sprinkling on the top. Even without all the glorious Tweets from Trump, the machine-gun paced reversal of Obama’s legacy, and the proving-his-critics-wrong-faster-than-they-could-comprehend pace of the year, it was a fantastic year making me hugely optimistic when contemplating the future….

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Cross-Civilizational Manipulation and Control

Cross-Civilizational Manipulation and Control

I fear that most people make the mistake of extrapolating the general friendliness with which we interact with others in our daily lives to the international political stage. We should remember that although we often complain about crime, rampant drug abuse, violence, littering and so on, most interpersonal relations are positive. At every single moment, thousands of people are interacting peacefully, for instance trading money for items at stores. Even the even more omnipresent neutrality with which we treat most…

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Transcending The Limitations of Adolescent Empathy

Transcending The Limitations of Adolescent Empathy

A couple of times in your life, you have to face yourself and ask: “Is there something fundamentally wrong with me?”. For me, one such moment came some years ago listening to a podcast by Stefan Molyneux talking about the suffering caused by the Iraq War. One could clearly hear Stefan tearing up over the tragedy that had befallen the Iraqi people, and over all the suffering, death, injuries, maimings, disease and impoverishment now being the reality of daily life…

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