Migration – aren’t there any ways to stop criminals?

Yes, it is a heading that can easily be mistaken, but reading about EU-policy and referring “being criminal” to various policy makers, and the new Foreign Office minister, Lady Anelay, will hopefully easily get you there. It is a disgrace, reading in yesterday’s Guardian British policy was quietly spelled out in a recent House of Lords written … Continua a leggere

Rightfulness as Perfection

“It is an absolute perfection and virtually divine to know how to enjoy our being rightfully. We seek other conditions because we do not understand the use of our own, and go outside of ourselves because we do not know what it is like inside. Yet there is no use our mounting on stilts, for on … Continua a leggere

Yesterday

3:60 Euro for a Cappuccino – that Is how Economies work – surely not for the people. The German term for macroeconomy is Volkswirtschaft – must be rich people. Studying economics today is usually about microeconomics  – of course, why bother about people if all is about much money for the few. Yesterday, well yesterday … Continua a leggere

shadows

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. Æsop

Disappointments

Following up on the recent post, here is something more on the issue of the European Fortress Press Release from Watch the Med/the Alarm Phone On April 20, the Joint Foreign and Home Affairs Council of the EU released a ten-​point action plan outlining their response to the recent deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Many other proposals … Continua a leggere

humiliation?

It may be that, it is worse: an inhumane strategic orientation when it comes to the EU’s understanding and defining of  problems. The dramatic developments in the south of the European Union are obvious – the signals of humans drowning tine sea cannot be overlooked, even if the European Commissions website is not too impressed by … Continua a leggere

verità più profonda?

“Mia soltanto è la patria della mia anima. Vi posso entrare senza passaporto e mi sento a casa; essa vede la mia tristezza e la mia solitudine ma non vi sono case: furono distrutte durante la mia infanzia, i loro inquilini volano ora nell’aria in cerca di una casa, vivono nella mia anima. Ci fu … Continua a leggere

La pura verità – Deeper truth

Dipingere – Painting –  Il pittore che ritrae per pratica e giudizio d’occhio sanza ragione è come lo specchio, che in sé imita tutte le a sé contrapposte cose, sanza cognizione d’esse. ***** The painter who draws merely by practice and by eye, without any reason, is like a mirror which copies every thing placed … Continua a leggere

Priorities …

How one can get things wrong – though they may be right in today’s age. Which then means: How wrong the times are … A decline in real wages, a weak ruble and high interest rates have hurt middle-class people more than most, striking at their ability to travel abroad, invest in housing and in … Continua a leggere

Comparison, differences and how do we find out where we want to go together

What comes first to your mind when you compare Berlin with Moscow? This had been the question asked by a Dutch colleague – and my prompt reply had been something like: How can I and why should I compare apples and a piece of furniture? These two places are really so hugely different that any … Continua a leggere