All blog posts:

  • The Conditionality Curse
    Freedom is the absence of conditionality. In this industrial, mechanical, technical era, however, conditionality is the ever-expanding center of existence. All of our … Read more
  • When the Worst Won
    Read in Dutch on The Fire Online In a kakistocracy the worst of all people are in charge. This Greek word can be … Read more
  • Heroic Historians
    At the moment I am writing a history book and I am realizing that our old ways of conducting historic research are existentially … Read more
  • Between Coincidence and Conspiracy
    There is one specific article by Edward Snowden that has been inspiring me since its publication in August 2021. It’s called Apophenia – … Read more
  • From Individual Power to Collective Shame
    In 1919, Sigmund Freud’s nephew, Edward Bernays (1891-1995) founded America’s first public relations firm, applying psychoanalytic discoveries to promote consumerism and to use … Read more
  • It’s Human Nature?
    Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the … Read more
  • I’m a Guest at ‘Bakkie met Bergsma’
    Dutch publicist and former lawyer Sietske Bergsma invited me to talk about my latest blog post, Building the Non-Lie. Sietske runs the video … Read more
  • Building the Non-Lie
    It’s harder than it seems to build a truthful venture atop the ruins of a World of Lies. Whoever has had the courage … Read more
  • The FBI and the Why of the Blue Sky
    The biggest censorship case in modern history is that of the brilliant Austrian-American psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957), who worked closely with Sigmund Freud. … Read more
  • Myths and Constitutions
    Freedom and power are oftentimes inversely related, similar to the way social norms and moral codes can be inversely related. In times like … Read more
  • “Oh, What’ll You Do Now?”
    On Action in the Face of Destruction “I’m a-goin’ back out ’fore the rain starts a-fallin’” -Bob Dylan, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall … Read more
  • I’ve Closed My Substack
    Yesterday I migrated most of my ‘Old Revolutions’ Substack content here to my own website. If you are subscribed to my publication Old … Read more
  • Addiction Cure Suppressed
    The strange disappearance of books and articles on baclofen Around the time I was born, my 25-year-old father was most likely already addicted … Read more
  • Dutch Debate is Dead
    Debate Remains Dead. And They’ve Killed It. A popular song about the Covid restrictions was ‘We’ve Lost Dancing’ in 2021. In The Netherlands, … Read more
  • Assumptions are Dangerous
    Especially for the Targets of PsyOps: You & Me “Assumptions are dangerous things to make, and like all dangerous things to make — … Read more
  • Revenge of the Epistemologists
    How to Acquire Knowledge? What can we know? Perhaps not an uncontroversial question nowadays, yet an important one. Right after his speech at … Read more
  • On the Denial of Evil
    When Moral Relativism Becomes Nihilism Back in 2007, Argentinian native Máxima Zorreguieta, who married Dutch crown-prince Willem-Alexander in 2002, angered many Dutch people … Read more
  • All Talk, No Action
    Journalism Since the Great Financial Crisis In early 2009 I attended a memorable panel discussion at Columbia University’s Journalism School in New York. … Read more
  • Dutch Media’s Unforced Errors
    Balancing the Scales after Deceit A law of nature dictates that energy always tries to balance itself, like a scale that’s always moving … Read more
  • Long Live All Who Can’t Be Fooled
    A poem by HK & The Saltimbanks This is my first post in a couple of weeks. I intend on blogging more in … Read more
  • The Deafening Silence of Columbia Journalism School
    Maybe I missed the memo. I sure hope I did. Maybe there are groups of journalists trained by my alma mater, Columbia University … Read more
  • De Vrijheidsjurist
    Een groep Nederlandse juristen heeft een prachtig initiatief opgezet om te benadrukken dat essentiële burgerrechten in deze tijd extra bescherming verdienen. Ik ben er trots op dat ik de eindredactie heb mogen verzorgen van hun manifest.
  • De ‘hamsterwiel’-jaren
    Waar ging het mis? Zal het straks mis gaan, is het al mis gegaan, of allebei? Voormalig econoom en oud-werknemer van Lehman Brothers … Read more
  • Mijn visie op de informatie-oorlog
    Op uitnodiging van Fiona Zwart was ik onlangs te gast bij Café Weltschmerz. Deze journalistieke denktank richt zich op maatschappelijke, sociale, politieke en … Read more
  • New Words
    The beauty of language is that it can’t be stripped of its human, unpredictable, flawed, emotional, dynamic, local, temporary and irrational elements. Language … Read more
  • From Ponzi to Ponzi
    I met Bernie Madoff at a party in Florida. It was just a year or so before December 2008, when he got arrested … Read more
  • Journalism, Truth and Time
    If I don’t speak my truth, I will never be able to take myself seriously again. I would be betraying myself AND my … Read more
  • Er klopt iets niet
    Het was nog erg vroeg, maar zoals altijd en overal in New York was het leven op straat in volle gang. Ik liep … Read more
  • The Journey Begins
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