Last Print Newsweek – some thought on New Years Eve 2012/13.
Contemporary / History / Literature / Literature & Art

Last Print Newsweek – some thought on New Years Eve 2012/13.


Today I received the last print of the Newsweek. From now on all my information (and 5% of the new books) will be electronically, that is to say via Internet. I discarded all unreliable sources like TV and local newspaper long ago. Time wasters. Now all have been  replaced by Blogs, Skype Video, Twitter, WhisperNet and … Continue reading

PTSD and Moral Injury seen from C.G. Jung – Achilles in modern wars
C.G.Jung / Contemporary / Ethics / History

PTSD and Moral Injury seen from C.G. Jung – Achilles in modern wars


The Newsweek article “A New Theory of PTSD and Veterans: Moral Injury” was probably the best article I ever read about PTSD – besides Shay’s Achilles in Vietnam. Yes most important factors may very well be moral injury, traumatic events and being betrayed by leadership.  But, there is more  – ethical, Jungian depth psychological and political circumstances: Villains don’t … Continue reading

Truth and other lies – tool of powerfuls or tools for fools?
Contemporary / History / Philosophy

Truth and other lies – tool of powerfuls or tools for fools?


Newsweek run an excellent piece about the cultural implication of the Petraeus scandal, with which I largely agree. However, modern technology is not the main culprit nor is it really a privacy issue. Think of Seneca, Wallenstein, Petraeus, DSK, J. Assange and others . There is a recognizable pattern here. All of them were not destroyed by Gods,  but by powers … Continue reading

Four more tears – when symbolic images deceive
Contemporary / History / Recent Events

Four more tears – when symbolic images deceive


The world is governed by very different personalities than those believe, that do not look behind the scenes! Benjamin Disraeli. Re-election without mandate Now what. The story of Obama’s re-election was all about (changing) demographics, hollow phrases and deceiving images  like ” saviour of the poor” and looking presidential. The opponent  was successfully smeared down, without showing a sound … Continue reading

Presidential debate 2012 part III : Down in the catacombs of C.G. Jung’s collective unconscious
Archetypes / Contemporary

Presidential debate 2012 part III : Down in the catacombs of C.G. Jung’s collective unconscious


Thanks to the very unassuming moderation of Mr. Schieffer,  the Monday presidential debate was civilized and pleasant. How boring. Who won? Let’s look in the catacombs of C.G. Jung’s collective unconscious. As debates has become more ritualized over the decades, journalists (particular from CNN) have begun to sound like art or sport critics. Contests are analyzed on aesthetic or numerical … Continue reading