Monthly Archives: February 2014

Don’t fear freedom: we are stronger than Big Business

One third of food sold in Britain is “fake”. The Facebook takeover is driving people away from Whatsapp – but not from Facebook. Arizona wanted to legislate interactions between business owners and their clientele. Where is the outrage is Britain? Why are people who are fed up with Facebook not turning their back on it? Why don’t Arizonans trust the market enough to flush out the bigots by itself?

Why are the consumers not doing their job? We should be stronger than Big Business. Read my latest blog: Don’t fear freedom.


Out walking the dog

Walking the dog

Fundamentalists are right about religion

What happened in the past 2,000 years that made it acceptable for the moderates to trim their beards or dress in clothes of mixed fabrics while the “Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind: it is abomination” remained intact? Perhaps the moderates think that they know better than god, or perhaps they realize that these parts of the scripture is not the word of god after all. In either case: why follow any of it?

When it comes to religion, fundamentalism is more logical than moderation. Ready why here:

Blogging for OrangeFish Productions

OrangeFish Productions, a young media company from The Netherlands, is picking up my blogs from now on. A great platform where I will be the “resident philosopher”. I’m kicking off with a music-themed article titled “Rock & Roll Rebels”.

Thoughts on the Bill Nye / Ken Ham debate

Watched the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham on science and creationism with great interest. My thoughts are in my new blog over at The Everyman. Although I agree with Mr. Nye that it is far from impossible for a scientific mind to believe in a god, I do not think that a scientific mind is compatible with following a religion. Not only for the reason above, but more so because accepting rules and laws without a probable basis in reality to do so contradicts the premise of science, which is to build knowledge from testable theories. But then again, religion allows the mind to bend itself in the most surprising ways.

Beyond The System

There is an artificial, political dichotomy between individualism and collectivism that is fundamentally inaccurate. They are not mutually exclusive terms; they can act and will even thrive alongside each other. But it requires a leap in growth from all of us. We can work from individualism to achieve our full potential so that we can best serve the collective – suited to our own abilities and without coercion. Without the boundaries and guidelines imposed upon us by an elite or their system. The next milestone in our social evolution must be a state of absolute freedom for each individual, where the only limitation for each person is the freedom of others to think and do what they will. That balance of freedoms is precarious, but possible on the condition that we all have the sensibility, whether spiritually or rationally, that that amount of liberty benefits us all as individuals – and thus also us as a collective.