Category Archives: Politics and Society

how many hitlers are you afraid of?

the world is a funny place sometimes.¬†particularly in the world of human beings, where measurement and standardizations seem to have developed into the acme of our great civilization. we measure distance in meters and miles. we measure weight in kilos … Continue reading

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the bleeding sword of liberty

i find myself in a status of speechless awe, covering my face in the soothing mantles of my hands, while words and messages drip into my conscience, listening to the rhetoric of western freedoms and their glory. freedom of religion, … Continue reading

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modernity and all its consequences

We find ourselves in an unstable world. The old concepts of thought and language that put the things we know in clearly defined and neatly sorted boxes are out of date. Welcome to what we call the postmodern era! The … Continue reading

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if you ever feel lonely, don’t worry, nsa is right there with you

i came across this line that i use as a title for this article some one or two month ago in a gif at reddit. i have to say that i was rather amused by the statement than shocked or … Continue reading

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masking your identity

newsy reports today how us homeland security is working on and already using a program called “boss” which effectively collects different pictures of all angles of your face, be it from a drivers license, a facebook snapshot or a camera … Continue reading

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standards in question

there is a thin line between being yourself and adjusting to social standards of the surrounding you live in. as a woman it is socially more acceptable to hold back, be silent and adjust to the will and meaning of … Continue reading

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gender changes perspectives

in the german language, as in some other, a differentiation is made between the male and the female version of words. more than ‘he/him’ and ‘she/her’ the new gender (r?)evolution introduced a female and male version for every noun referring … Continue reading

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