Svart – hvitt

Kjetil Rolness  i Aftenposten lørdag 4. juli. «Jeg følger med i tiden, tar til meg impulser og ønsker å være språklig oppdatert. Jeg liker også å kjenne etter på steder der det gjør litt vondt, slik at jeg kan bruke smerten som en ressurs i det offentlige ordskiftet. Jeg har derfor kommet til at jeg … Les mer Svart – hvitt

Who to vote for

When you think about who you gonna vote for, for me at least, the question is not how much of my own personal politics do I see in this person, so much as how much do I think this person can actually be influenced by my politics or the politics of people around me. Ta-Nehisi … Les mer Who to vote for

Sunn nasjonalisme

Nationalism is really about loving your compatriots and enabling millions of people who don’t really know each other to cooperate and take care of each other. We should protect that without falling into the trap that to be a good nationalist, you should also hate foreigners. Quite opposite, in order to take care of your … Les mer Sunn nasjonalisme

Elena Grecos argument

Verden er dypt urettferdig, og det er nødvendig å forandre den, men både den fredelige sameksistensen mellom den amerikanske imperialismen og det stalinistiske byråkratiet, sammen med den reformatoriske politikken til de europeiske arbeiderpartiene, er rettet mot å holde nede proletariatet i en underdanig ventefase, som heller vann over revolusjonsflammen, med den konsekvensen at hvis den … Les mer Elena Grecos argument

Winner Takes All

Anand Giridharadas, forfatter av Winners Take All: «We must decide whether, in the name of ascendant values such as efficiency and scale, we are willing to allow democratic purpose to be usurped by private actors who often genuinely aspire to improve things but, first things first, seek to protect themselves. We must ask ourselves why … Les mer Winner Takes All

How do you feel.

Democracy is not based on human rationality. It is based on human feelings. During elections you are not asked “What do you think”. You are actually asked “How do you feel”. And if someone can manipulate your emotions effectively, democracy will become an emotional puppet show. Yuval Harari.