S.O.D. #12: Printed Copies Are Uncontrolled

Stupidity is now so rampant in the corporate world that ”managers” feel compelled to inform the — in stark contrast to themselves — highly qualified professionals doing actual work that paper copies are actually not automatically updated in accordance with subsequent changes to the electronic version of the document. Who would have thought it! Paper … Continue reading S.O.D. #12: Printed Copies Are Uncontrolled

S.O.D. #11: Fortschritt durch Industrialisierung

At some point in time, someone decided to industrially improve on this very expensive and artisanal burial monument in the best location among the cenotaphs on Vienna’s Central Cemetery by haphazardly placing cheap concrete slabs directly into the soil. Are we putting the power of industrialization to it best use? Irgendwann, irgendwer hat die Entscheidung … Continue reading S.O.D. #11: Fortschritt durch Industrialisierung

S.O.D. #10: Cerebral Meltdown Ceremony

Sometimes, fake news media is making my job much too easy. Recent reports on a geological development on Iceland include both the unsubstantiated claim that carbon-dioxide-emission driven global warming was its cause and the incontrovertible refutation thereof. What is left for me to do except to call abject stupidity? This is really as stupid as … Continue reading S.O.D. #10: Cerebral Meltdown Ceremony

S.O.D. #9: Kurz’scher Prozess mit Haiders Erbe

Nach dem Ministerrat am 27 März 2019 kündigte Bundeskanzler Sebastian Kurz an, die Demokratie in Österreich auflösen zu wollen. Er hat zwar statt „Demokratie“ die Worte „Identitäre Bewegung“ verwendet; die Bedeutung ist aber dieselbe. Weil ohne freie politische Bewegung kann es keine Demokratie geben. Egal um welche Art von Extremismus es gehe, Islamismus oder rechtsextreme … Continue reading S.O.D. #9: Kurz’scher Prozess mit Haiders Erbe

S.O.D. #8: Jean Asselborn: Neoteny No News

In a childish and ill-informed statement on the eve of the German general elections, Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg’s minister for foreign affairs, displays his total inadequacy not only intellectually and scholarly, but also professionally.  In the elections, the somewhat conservative party Alternative für Deutschland or AfD, which has risen to fill the void left on the … Continue reading S.O.D. #8: Jean Asselborn: Neoteny No News

S.O.D. #7: In the European Union Commission, a Catfight among Closet Trumpists

“Those who in the 21st century think that we can become great again by rebuilding borders, reimposing trade barriers and restricting people’s freedom to move, they are doomed to fail,” trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström said on January 24, ostensibly criticizing the policy of United States president Donald J. Trump. “There can be no doubt that … Continue reading S.O.D. #7: In the European Union Commission, a Catfight among Closet Trumpists

S.O.D. #6: Martin Schulz, King of America

In an affected statement to Reuters, a news agency, the socialist candidate to the office of Chancellor of Germany, Martin Schulz, calls a policy of the democratically elected president of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, “un-American”. Implementing a policy explicitly willed by the people is, according to Schulz, not in line with … Continue reading S.O.D. #6: Martin Schulz, King of America

S.O.D. #4: Tillbaka till framtiden med Fredric Karén

Svenska Digest1 ger exempel på fem artiklar ur dess arkiv, som påstås vara pressetiska klaverklamp. Men ingenting tyder på att detta skulle vara sant. Tvärtom har man medvetet valt artiklar som när de publicerades var fullkomligt normala, alldagliga och etiskt acceptabla: ”ett exempel på det [...] språkbruk som fanns i svensk press vid den här … Continue reading S.O.D. #4: Tillbaka till framtiden med Fredric Karén