Posted in Interests, offline, Politics
on Thursday, 19 March, 20091 Comment
Occasionally, whilst sitting in one of my classes, odd/weird/smart ideas will pop into my head, as if out of nowhere. In my Greek lesson on Monday, I suddenly realised why there is no such things as world peace.
Lets imagine two fighting groups of people, as two people in an argument. Imagine you are one of those people. What are you feeling? Most likely anger, and possibly fury. Betrayal perhaps, depending on what the other party did to you, and you are probably not interested at all in how the other party is feeling. So you feud for days, weeks even, until someone has decided it has been enough, and starts to mediate.
When you talk to this mediator, perhaps part of your anger, and betrayal will go away, and you will realise how the other party feels. So the smart part of your brain, the well adjusted, reasonable part, the part that doesn’t hold grudges, will decide that it’s probably better to forgive the other party, and end your feud. However, a part of your brain will still be annoyed at the other party, and perhaps hold a grudge. It is not in human nature to forgive completely.
Now take this mind image back to the group of people fighting with eachother, and imagine that the majority is the well adjusted, nice part of your brain, the part that doesn’t hold grudges. The other part will be a minority, and will be silenced enough by the masses, until it has decided that it is fed up with not being listened to, and decided to take matters in to its own hands.
This is what I would call a terrorist group. Both these terrorist groups will escalate the previously peaceful coexistence, and thus ending the peace.
This is why world peace can never be achieved. (Of course my example does not apply to veery conflict in the world, and this was written keeping Israel/Palestina in mind.)
Posted in Politics
on Wednesday, 4 February, 20091 Comment
There are some things in life that I simply don’t understand. Some of these things include: facebook, uggs, Twilight and most of all: ignorance.
I don’t understand how someone can have a point of view on something, based on nothing at all. Further more what I don’t understand, is how someone can have a point of view on something without knowing what they are talking about, and defend it to death.
There are plenty of people like that in my country unfortunately, or Geert Wilders wouldn’t have won 9 seats in the Tweede Kamer.
Let me tell you something guys, there is NOTHING amazing to be gained from saying that people from certain ethnicities are trouble makers, that they are no good, and comparing the Koran to Mein Kampf.
Yes, you hear that right. Geert Wilders compared the Koran to Mein Kampf, the horrible book written by Hitler. Thank god he is being prosecuted for this.
This is what I mean with being ignorant. The Koran is no different from the bible, yet I don’t see him walking around comparing the bible to Mein Kampf. I don’t know if it has something to do with the fact that he was raised a catholic, but I think it’s stupid. The Koran is no worse than the bible, honestly. Both books have things written in them that are not accepted in today’s society, but made sense when both books were younger.
I don’t understand ignorance, I really don’t. An opionion should be based on facts, not on wild speculation. Something like this makes me wonder if he even read the entire Koran. I know I didn’t, and therefore I don’t go around making stupid remarks about it.
(This was probably not a well structured post, and I apologise for this, but it’s something I feel strongly about, and think should be banned. By that I don’t mean the Koran, but Geert Wilders. He is scary. Possibly even Hitler scary.)
Posted in News, offline, Politics
on Tuesday, 20 January, 20093 Comments
Obama’s inauguration was today. People from all over the globe were streaming into websites to watch it. Or turning on their televisions.
I did neither. For some reason this was not as exciting as the elections back in November. He already got the job, all he needed was the official bit.
I like the fact that America made history today, but somehow it will never be as exciting as the day after the election. After all, you don’t often do this, right?
Yes We Can written on my forehead and cheeks
I was so excited I couldn’t stop smiling all morning, and on my way to school decided that I had to do something big. (This was back in november, and not today) So I dropped into a farmacy and bought some eyeliner. Which I then used to paint my cheeks, with the help of a nice girl a year below me.
I got funny looks all day, and my little brother and sister have never been more embarrassed (YES! xD), but it felt good to do so.
Posted in Dutch, News, offline, Politics
on Thursday, 8 November, 20074 Comments
A tulip shaped polder.
Yes, you did read that right, a tulip shaped polder. It’s the latest of long line of crazy ideas the new government has been putting before parliament. Really, after Plasterk (Minister of Education, Culture and Science) suggested to get rid of the basic scholarship, so that teachers could get paid more, I thought we’d seen it all.
But, apparently not.
No. The government wants to polder in a piece of the Northsea, in the shape of a tulip, to create more space for Holland. The worst thing is, that that’s not even the worst part of this news. No, they put it before parliament, and so far, they think it’s a good idea.
Really, I thought that islands (polders, who cares) in weird shapes were something for Arabian sheiks with too much money…