Tag: Society

Blackboard Jungle, Part 3: Rebels Without a Cause?

Whenever an expert comes forward to explain the reasons for the failing education system to a greater public, I get to hear the same boring catch phrases. Do you never get tired of your dull sermon? Or don’t you bother to listen to your own words anymore? Do you discuss the issue merely out of a defence reflex, without consideration for the opinion of any concerned party outside your profession? Read more…

Blackboard Jungle, Part 2: Watch Your Language

I have no words (fit for printing) to adequately express my disgust with those self–anointed “guardians of (linguistic) culture”. Those, who enjoy themselves “bashing” the youth for “attempted linguicide”, every once in a while.

Youth words of the year? List of shame? Give me a break. Or, to borrow from the kid around the corner, “Sip tea! (smh)”. Read more…

Blackboard Jungle, Part 1: For School, Not for Life

I dare to venture the guess that complaints about the quality and practical benefits of education are as old as mankind — and as commonplace as whining about the weather. That this issue seems to be as present as ever — quasi timeless — reveals more about the complainants than it says about individual concepts proposed and executed to this day. Read more…

Pride and Prejudice

Just the other day, I happened upon a YouTube video by a young fellow who obviously not only lacks “identity” (which is why he calls himself an “identitarian”, I assume; I hear he is even the leader of one such branch of this ridiculous movement), but also orientation (in more than one respect, I suspect), and — worst of all — any sense of decency and reason. Read more…

The Age of Simple Answers, Part 2: Political Blunders

After this lengthy discussion, I believe the precious reader will appreciate a shortlist of real–world examples to illustrate my point. The order does not indicate a degree of general relevance or personal preference, it is more or less random. The list consists of issues popularly discussed, or deliberately avoided, on the Internet (as well as other media). Read more…