Friday, 24 June 2016

Cameron and Johnson - you both stink

I have been getting emails all day, asking me what I think. That question is easy to answer: I think that it stinks. But I would also have said that had the result kept the UK in the EU. It is not the result that stinks but the process leading to the result.

What stinks are the Camerons and the Boris Johnsons of this world, politicians who criminally lie, who criminally mislead, who criminally spread fear and incite hatred.

What stinks are rich boys whose notion of progress is moving from competitive and aggressive games on the playing fields of Eton, to outrageous drunken vandalism and bullying as members of the infamous Bullingdon Club in Oxford, to finally f***ing up their whole country, which to them is evidently just another playing field. After totally breaking up a pub or a restaurant, members of the Bullingdon Club would immediately pay up, thousands and tens of thousands of pounds for the damages in full (with daddy’s money, of course). Breaking up Europe is more expensive than Cameron’s father or Boris Johnson’s father are able to pay for.

We - be it in the UK, or Israel, the US, France, Germany or any other country - should stop falling for these fear-provoking tactics. Once politicians learn that negative campaigning, bad mouthing the other and spreading fear do not win elections, they will try to win our confidence and our votes by offering positive plans. (This will still not vouch for truthfulness, a quality seemingly rare in politicians.)

Brexit - What did I vote for?

To my surprise, one if my friends asked me what I voted for. 

As critical as I am of the irresponsible running of the EU apparatus, breaking the whole structure is even more irresponsible and I voted accordingly.


Democracy = Pigs manipulate and morons vote.

Where next?

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Overheard in London

Parent: Harvard is offering you a place; you should take it.
Son: No, I am not going to university in a fascist country.

Parents in Need

Does the press approach these parents to entertain their readers or do journalists truly believe that a parent who is stuck in this unenviable situation can come up with a sensible reaction? More than that: do we actually want to know what the parent is saying?

Hours after his son had killed 50 people in a gay bar in Orlando, the father who apologised and hastened to add that the killing had nothing to do with religion, explained that some months earlier, his son had seen: "two men kissing each other in front of his wife and kid and he got very angry…They were kissing each other and touching each other…” 

Last week, also in America, Dan Turner, whose son was given the outrageously light 6 month sentence for raping a fellow student at a party in Stanford, pleaded: “That is a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action out of his 20-plus years of life.”

And an Israeli mother, whose 17-year-old son was a member of a gang of young men who for 3 years raped and sexually abused a girl from their high school, informed us that her son was “a normative boy, a nice boy, who will soon be going to the army and now this prosecution will destroy his life.”

STD in Berlin

Berlin continues to be obsessed by sexually transmitted diseases and the underground stations are full of posters sending the no longer joyous riders to see their doctors. Are the posters somewhat crass? You decide.