Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The threat that is Ebola

Of course Ebola is a terrible disease and thousands of people have died from it and thousands more are really, really ill. But more people are suffering from greed (or from peanuts, for that matter). That single disease kills thousands of people each and every day. But why does your government not recognize greed as a disease? I don't know.

The more we know, the less we seem to know. Most of us are ignorant. Partially because we want to be because nobody wants to be reminded of the real problems in the world. When you buy a bag of potato chips, do you realise that with that same amount of money you could have kept half a dozen children from starving today? Of course not!

And you're not the only one. More people in our safe and healthy environment complain about the weather or their favourite product being out of stock than sign petitions to end world hunger.

Are we really stupid or just ignorant? It's a fact that millions of people are simply really stupid. Like the ones that demanded to know an English football player (Americans call the game 'soccer') does not suffer from Ebola. Simply because he has a dark skin colour and his name is Dele Adebola...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

We demand respect!

We demand respect! From our children, from our partner, from our boss, our colleagues, our neighbours, our grocer. But how about giving something? The world is not black or white, not every answer is true or false and not everyone is clear in what they mean.

Try not to judge, be honest and think about what you want. For example: what do you really - literally - mean when you say: 'I want you to love me'?

Don't watch the game tonight, that action movie or that gameshow. In stead: watch this

(Or don't. That's up to you. But give it a try. For me. Please.)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Is it okay to torture?

'A true American patriot should say it's okay to torture people to make the statement that torturing people is wrong.' This statement (not the exact words) was made by Dick Cheney.

Do you agree? And are you willing to say why you agree? In public? Shouldn't America lead the world to see how a true democracy works in the free world? Where people don't have to be afraid they can get accidentally tortured because their name looks like the name of a possible terrorist?

And what of the freedom of speech? Why doesn't that apply to whistleblowers? You tell me.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Skywatch Friday

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Finally some pictures! It's been a while, hasn't it?

 Forrest near Hilversum
 Beach at Wijk aan Zee
 On the ferry from centre to north Amsterdam
 Two minutes walk from my place
 From my girlfriend's living room
 The coasttown of Hoorn
 Amsterdam centre
Amsterdam centre, near Anne Frank house

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Is homosexuality wrong?

'So tell me, why did you beat up that gentleman?'
-'Well, he's gay, your honor, and I just hate fagots!'
'By 'fagots' you mean 'homosexuals'?
-'Yes, I believe - and the Bible is with me on this - that homosexual sex is against God's will and unnatural.'
'And that believe gives you the right to beat up people?'
-'Yes, your honor, because homosexual people are not people at all!'
'Is this DVD we found in your appartment yours?'
-'You mean my copy of 'Lesbian Vampire Killers from Outer Space'? Yes, your honor, it's mine. Just some innocent fun. Make belief, you so will. A harmless fantasy.'

'So you really like this film in which women are torn apart by an alien squid that uses all his tentacles to...and then gets blasted to pieces by two young girls that then use the dead alien squid's tentacles on eachother to...but not before the squid has intercourse with another male of its kind?'
-'Yes, your honor, just like I said: some harmless fun!'
'And if a comic book were made depicting young naked children being stroked by an adult man or woman?'
-'That would be just sick, sir!'
'And identifying yourself with a homicidal sexually overactive homosexual alien squid is not!? And where does the Bible state it's okay to have fun watching homosexual alien squids having sex? Please explain that to the court.'

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