Balancing Madness: Terrorism, Dictatorships and Honesty

Talking about the other sides of the issues before we speak our minds makes us look cute. Respecting the dead without a reason makes us look considerate. Mentioning something, some definitely important issue that might be remotely relevant makes us look consistent in our logic. Boom! We are now legitimate, objective and cute. Most importantly, we are people who can clearly see what other’s can’t even imagine. We are definitely cool to be approaching this particular issue in this particular way. Yet, everyone does so. Speaking the speakable has always been a dishonest trend that damages the fight for freedom of speech, and makes it harder for the rest of us who might want to be completely honest for once. Continue reading “Balancing Madness: Terrorism, Dictatorships and Honesty”

Declare Independence? But Why?

I was sitting by myself in my room. Then I decided to declare independence. Now I’m officially declaring that my 20-square-meter room is an independent country (NOT!). But, wouldn’t it be great if everyone owned their own, personal country? That is the point, right? Other social, economic or political factors are bullshit. Everyone should own their own country, and independence itself is the greatest thing ever? Not really. In fact, this idea is the result of the French Revolution which happened hundreds of years ago. Let me be a dictator for a few minutes. Continue reading “Declare Independence? But Why?”