Author Archives: Ernst Mecke

Scandalous Helplessness

In Hbl of to 9.02.17 Pär Stenbäck was publishing a column titled ”Låt oss tacka Donald Trump”, in which he was pointing out that in spite of all the problems with Trump’s presidency it is at least a good demonstration … Continue reading

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Disappointingly Bureaucratic

Recently the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) went public with an estimate that the world would lose something like two thirds of its wild animals by the year 2020 if nothing were done to change the present development. And that may … Continue reading

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Our Mentally Sick Political System

We live in a political system in which interested lay people have all the time to keep being busy in order to prevent our so-called elected representatives from producing too dangerous nonsense (such as CETA and TTIP, or joining NATO). … Continue reading

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About Justice

On Sat Oct 8, during the first session (in Arkadia) of the revived group for Biosophy, Tomi Kokkonen of the Philosophy Department of Helsinki University was giving a highly interesting presentation about the relation between philosophy and biology (from where … Continue reading

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Concerning Political Psychology

If somebody should go to the Facebook page titled ”Political Psychology”, s/he will find the following text: The Political Psychology Group was initiated because of the severe impression that the Western society is in a state of serious misdevelopment (US … Continue reading

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15 Years since 9/11

Via the media there have been coming various reminders that it is today 15 years since that September 11th, 2001 which most of us still remember somehow. Undeniably it was a dramatic day, and of course we would wish that … Continue reading

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To Throw Up or Not To Throw Up …

What my Hufvudstadsbladet is reporting about events in the Near East is neither very detailed nor very up to date, but a few facts have come to me even via this channel (in addition to what is reaching me anyway … Continue reading

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About European Identity

In Hbl of Ons 24.08. there was a whole page dedicated to Angela Merkel’s efforts to keep (by a travel program comprising six international meetings in one week) Europe together after the brexit and all those other problems (such as … Continue reading

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Horrifying German Impressions

Having recently spent five weeks in Germany (which mostly went rather well), I feel still unable to fully understand (or even accept!) a rather shocking observation: three people whom I have known since school times had suddenly found their political … Continue reading

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Note on Orlando

Just yesterday we learned from the news that in Orlando/Florida, a US citizen of Afghan background, who according to some had also expressed some sympathies for the so-called Islamic State, and anyway hated homosexuals, had managed to get into a … Continue reading

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