Yesterday night, Berlin called to one of its spontaneous group events. Thousand of young people came together on one of Berlin’s many metro station to party together. The mission: Ride the metro around Berlin, party and have a good time.
At 10 pm the station was packed, and everybody was anxious not to miss the start and get in the train. But what followed wasn’t fun at all. The organizer missed out to calculate the alcohol factor: Too many young people, drank to much and when the starting signal stayed out, many went crazy, stopped the trains, painted them, jumped and walked on them or just destroyed the windows. It was outrageous. The good atmosphere and vibe that circulated, was replaced by violence and uncontrollable vandalism. Continue reading
My Pet Peeve is about a European politician, who claims ‘to hate the Islam’ and calls the Koran a ‘fascist book’, which should be outlawed in the Netherlands, like Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
According to him “The book incites hatred and killing and therefore has no place in our legal order.” He calls the prophet Mohammed ‘devil’ who would have been hunted down as a terrorist these days. Also he would like to introduce a €1000 a year ($1500) excise tax on headscarf wearing. Continue reading
According to my German teacher from 10th grade, you can explain and analyze everything with the help of Sigmund Freud’s theories. So to vindicate my following complain I take good, dear, old Freud as a helper.
Men can’t show emotions and stand up to them and women still believe in fairy tales and Mr. Right! Continue reading
Earlier this year I flew to Paris. A German, sitting in a French airplane, probably manufactured by entrepreneurs all over the world, while eating American Oreo cookies.
I have to admit; I went to Starbucks for coffee and ate lunch at an Indian restaurant and at the same time I was surrounded by the beauty of French architecture … Thanks to globalization I had the chance to enjoy all these things at the same time.
Somehow there is a lot to complain about these days: it starts with the German weather and ends with Americans who don’t appreciate a health reform. In between there is the poverty in India and the exploitation of children as labor force, the phony afghan election and French politician who travel to Thailand to buy sex etc.
It’s really tough and all these topics arouse my curiosity and make me mad at a certain point, but my favorite one is the anxiety of western governments to die out.
Saturday the Scientology church had its open-day. Curious, how I am, I went inside and got introduced to the history, main principle ( Dianetics) and they explained me, what Scientology stands for, supports and opposes. All in all, it made a lot of sense what my tour guide said and he had this very convincing attitude most devotees probably have.
Suddenly he talked about hyperactive children, how the church fights ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyper Disorder) medication and said: ‘It’s a Holocaust on children, to give them these drugs and calm them down.’
Like every other country has its stereotypes about its neighbor country, so does Sweden has a particular one about Norway. They consider Norwegians a little bit stupid. So when the Norwegian committee announced that Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, Swedes found their opinion to be proved. Why shall a man who didn’t achieve peace yet, win such a prize? What reason was there, to select the US president for such an honor? Didn’t they have anybody else?