The Trump Doctrine #2: the War on Expert-Opinion

Commercial advertising media, however this may conflict with the term used in this article, have a responsibility to fulfill. If the public does not get sufficient access to the knowledge of society’s experts, people’s worldview will remain shallow and their opinions on important matter unsubstantiated.

The Trump Doctrine #1

I’ve been covering President Donald Trump a lot. There are actually a couple of reasons for this: First, let’s face it, he’s comedy gold. Second, and most importantly, Trump campaigned on an anti-establishment message, promising the Republican far-right electorate stuff what the Tea Party was unable to do during the Obama-years. Therefore, from the start,…

Geert Wilders, Minister President (DUTCH)

Wij kennen een geschiedenis van tolerantie en progressief beleid dat de Westerse democratieën van de wereld voorbijstreefde. Helaas kennen wij ook een geschiedenis van onmenselijke slavenhandel, hebben wij Indonesiers vermoord, zijn er tijdens WOII 100,000 joden verdwenen, verdeelden wij etniciteiten omwille van politieke belangen en hebben wij Pim Fortuyn voortgebracht. De feestdagen zijn voorbij. Dat…

Special Interests in Interstate Cooperation

Introduction “Well then, a republic is the property of the public. But a public is not every kind of human gathering, congregating in any matter, but a numerous gathering brought together by legal consent and community of interest. The primary reason for its coming together is not so much weakness as a sort of innate…

The Media Tools Used By Dutch Political Party DENK

Introduction The national discussion about race and ethnicity in the Netherlands has reached its peak. After years of unsolved discussions around the children festivity called Sinterklaas, its movement is gaining traction whether one of its key figures, Zwarte Piet, a black-faced servant of the bishop, should be abolished or at least adjusted to a persona…

How Rock and Roll’s Anti-Establishment Culture Changed the World

Thesis Introduction Drug culture. In today’s day and age it is hard to imagine a westernized world without being aware of the existence of the illicit consumption commodities known as marihuana, cocaine, shrooms, heroine, Ecstasy and amphetamines to name a few. In western culture, the depiction of drug use in movies, series and music —…

Article: Global Drug Treaties

Global Drug Treaties A Lookback in the History of International Drug Laws and Their Influence Worldwide History of Drug Use and Trade Worldwide Drugs, the collective noun used for narcotics or psychedelics as opium, cannabis, alcohol, cocaine and amphetamine types, have been commodities of civilizations throughout the course of history. To understand why international drug…

Article: A Repressive Climate Dominating the Dutch Drug Policy

The climate of responsible drug use in the Netherlands has reached its end. The rejection of advices from research institutes – such as the Municipal Health Service (GGD) and Trimbos Institute – by political leaders and the Public Prosecutor (OM) in order to maintain a harm-reduction policy towards drug users has changed. Instead, the emphasis…