Politics
American Sniper - banality of the evil or of the good?

American Sniper – banality of the evil or of the good?

American Sniper portrays the feeling of a decent American fighting a hidden enemy he perceives as savage. Kyle sees the world black and white, maybe otherwise he would have not survived. It is ironic that this movie gets hated or loved by people, on both side of the spectrum exactly because the can’t see gray...

ToUcam SPC900NC

The Philips SPC900NC seems a good CCD for CS modification. Here the story I found it in the Net with pictures and comments. No assurance that this works. In order to send the correct signals to the camera, the capture software must be told to use the correct COM port (from the computer control panel...
The banality of evil from a Jungian view.

The banality of evil from a Jungian view.

We’ve all heard the phrase “the banality of evil”, coined by the political theorist Hannah Arendt. Her 1951 masterwork, “The Origins of Totalitarianism,” about the parallels between Hitler’s Third Reich and Stalinist Russia, made her an intellectual celebrity. In her book, she argued that totalitarian regimes seek to dominate every aspect of everyone’s life as...
Lessons and Consequences of World War I: Back to the Future?

Lessons and Consequences of World War I: Back to the Future?

Voltaire Network | 1 June 2014 The centennial anniversary of the First World War is a time for sober reflection and deep thought about the causes and consequences of this human tragedy. It has been quipped that hindsight is 20/20, but being so far removed from the actual event itself nowadays, it appears as though...

IMF Medicine or poison – the case of Yugoslawia in the light of the Ukraine Crisis.

Die Verhältnisse in der Ukraine lassen die Erinnerungen an Kosovo in den Blickpunkt kommen. Über Völkerrecht lässt sich trefflich streiten es gibt viele (interpretationen) davon und jeder Staat sucht sich das heraus was gerade passt. Der rein rechtliche Ansatz führt also in die Irre. Es geht um Geopolitik und Machtpolitik sowie um Versagen von Diplomatie....

Russians Re-Nationalization of debt

Putins genialer Schachzug oder wie Russland in ein paar Tagen 20 Mrd. Dollar verdiente Sergey Shikunov Сергей Шикунов   Russland hat einen genialen ökonomischen Springerzug gemacht, sie alle um den Finger gewickelt und in nur ein paar Tagen über 20 Mrd. Dollar verdient. Dazu hat es etwa 30 % der Aktien der eigenen Monopole zurückgeholt....
Strategy After Ukraine - Drums of war?

Strategy After Ukraine – Drums of war?

Whoever the initial originator of the events in Ukraine was (for some it is pretty clear after listening to the Nuland and Ashton tapes), the United States is now engaged in a confrontation with Russia. Many believe that the United States was the prime mover behind regime change in Ukraine. Last December, US Assistant Secretary...

The West's policy record is no hits, all errors – Reprint

From Iraq to Ukraine: A Pattern of Disaster The War Party’s record is no hits, all errors by Justin Raimondo, March 17, 2014 Eleven years ago this week the United States invaded Iraq – an event the late General William E. Odom rightly called the biggest strategic disaster in US military history. The decade since that catastrophe proves...

Russland und Putin als Achse des Bösen der EU

Die zunehmend von der Realität entkoppelten westlichen Politiker und die gleichgeschaltete Presse, können nicht verbergen, das Russland und Putin als Achse des Bösen nur Bild ihrer eigene Projektion und Verdrängung ist. Die EU ist eine Zwangsgemeinschaft über den Kopf der Bürger geworden. Es darf nicht sein, dass sich einen Bevölkerung gegen die Segnungen der EU...

Conspiracy facts

Whenever some inconvenient facts surface the media introduces this using the phrase “conspiracy theory” and then reinforces the mental implant a few lines later. Official narratives aren’t called conspiracy theory (though they are often, literally, ‘theory about conspiracy’). This term has been deliberately crafted as a “thought stopper”, a kind of loaded linguistic implant. This is...
Why the US (and the EU) mess up the Ukraine.

Why the US (and the EU) mess up the Ukraine.

  The American press portrays Putin as being the bad guy and the aggressor in the Ukraine crisis.Western media describes the situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea as if a full-scale Russian invasion were under way, with headlines like: “Ukraine says Russia sent 16,000 troops to Crimea” and “Ukraine crisis deepens as Russia sends...
Ein Hauch dessen, was uns auch bald erreichen wird

Ein Hauch dessen, was uns auch bald erreichen wird

+++ 13.45 Uhr: Merkel sichert Unterstützung zu +++ Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel bekräftigt die Bereitschaft Europas, die Ukraine auf dem Weg zur Stabilität zu unterstützen. Europa stehe dem Land bei, “wenn es darum geht, Recht und Freiheit zu schützen”, sagt die CDU-Politikerin in einer Rede vor beiden Häusern des britischen Parlaments in London. Erstmals seit 100...