3313 – Peaceful Europe

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Nov 142015
 

Yesterday night the dreadful attacks in Paris have happened, today our politicians already call for restrictions of civil rights, more surveillance, more totalitarianism.

As if it had helped in France! After the attack on Charlie Hebdo, the French government has already introduced laws that are widely criticized as too broad, giving the police almost unrestricted and uncontrolled power, laws that the next dictatorship will be thankful for.

It didn’t work. It can’t work. Whenever you take freedoms away, democracy dies a little, but regardless of how much freedom you take away, there is always plenty of opportunity for a small, determined force to wage terror, especially when they don’t value their lives.

Whatever you do, this reflexive first reaction is completely wrong. I don’t know what the answer is, but it can’t be to shut down democracy.

2204 – The Raven

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Nov 012012
 

We have “normal” time again, the days have become extremely short. This is an image that I took on Monday. A sign post at a tramway stop in Kaiserstraße in Vienna’s seventh district.

The Song of the Day is “The Raven” by Lou Reed. Yes, THAT raven 🙂

Well, it’s not exactly a song but excellent nevertheless. Hear it on YouTube.