Jens Oliver Meiert

Everything Else (2)

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Post from July 11, 2016, filed under .

On Rationality, and Love

Philosophy can be heart-breaking, or is it the other way around.

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Minding the gap.

Post from April 13, 2016, filed under .

Can We Prevent Terrorism?

Thoughts on violence, leadership, and civil rights.

Post from April 12, 2016, filed under .

198 Methods of Nonviolent Protest and Action

Just when one wonders how many options there are exactly.

Post from April 6, 2016, filed under .

Conditional Boycott

There are countries and corporations that violate even the most basic human rights, that neglect and sometimes sabotage even the most basic principles behind all human togetherness and solidarity. In an increasingly connected world…

Post from March 29, 2016, filed under .

The Reminder Trick

This tool is so powerful and at the same time so trivial to make a routine that I ask everyone who regularly employs it to transcend their disappointment—I’m mentioning it for the people I meet who don’t.

Post from March 1, 2016, filed under .

Personally Speaking

After my eternal travels I’ve had entered a new stage of my life. Now that I and the dust have settled a little, the position that I assume in the world is a bit more clear, at least for the next couple of years. A few notes…

Post from October 30, 2015, filed under .

Rules for the Media: Independence, Transparency, Accountability, Comparative Reporting

I’ve suggested to opt out of following news for the simple reason that “news” rarely constitute reliable and actionable information, and in the spirit that even ignorance may be preferable so to at least keep an open mind. Now, what would make me change this view?

Post from October 10, 2015, filed under .

Media: The Choice Between Misinformation and Uninformation

“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”—Our media, generally speaking, are not trustworthy. They are not trustworthy because of conflicts of interest…

Post from October 6, 2015, filed under .

Love Reciprocity

Love! What a wonderful topic. My mind would instantly turn into a good number of directions, from love in our personal lives to different forms of love, to the powers of love, to the possibly universal character of love. Let’s be more specific.

Post from August 26, 2015, filed under .

The One Belief to Cultivate

There’s a particularly important belief, habit, or trait for us to cultivate: that whatever it is we want to be or master, we can learn how to be or master whatever it is we want.

Post from August 11, 2015, filed under .

On Conspiracy Theories

These days, many a serious inquiry into significant events leads to something marked a “conspiracy theory.” Use of the expression “conspiracy theory” has gone as far as to be used as a blanket dismissal of anything that matches neither…

Post from June 2, 2015, filed under .

Modern Politics and the T-Word

There’s a word for the politics of Barack Obama, David Cameron, Angela Merkel, François Hollande, Stephen Harper, &c. It’s not neoliberalism. No, not economic imperialism. It has nothing to do with counter-terrorism, either. It’s—

Post from May 30, 2015, filed under .

Germany, America: On Standing By When Your Country Is Murdering People

In Germany, there’s a recurring question about our past. “Why didn’t they do anything?” And we speculate why so many Germans appear to have stood by and looked on when the regime, other Germans killed millions of people…

Post from May 25, 2015, filed under .

Business Practices, Reframed

Ideas for the next performance review.

Post from May 6, 2015, filed under .

A Comment on Governmental Brazenness

It has become instructive to follow how brazenly our governments misrepresent or ignore our interests, to faithfully serve the true ruling class of banks and corporations. Liberation tribunals would have field days jailing government officials for treason…

Post from May 2, 2015, filed under .

On Feminism

I believe that we should all have equal rights and responsibilities. That we should all watch out and care for each other. That we need to govern what is unacceptable but leave room for creativity, experimentation, and mistakes. And that feminism attacks all of this.

Post from April 20, 2015, filed under .

On Guidance

Many a time have I cussed during my journey and accompanying studies. I have cussed about how little I really knew about life, whether practically or philosophically. Which in my view boiled down to poor guidance…

Post from April 16, 2015, filed under .

The 1% Hypothesis of Mass Surveillance

A few weeks back I read this security article about how it’s odd that no one has ever suspected and detected anything related to all that mass surveillance we learned about through Edward Snowden. In particular, physical manipulation of devices…

Post from April 13, 2015, filed under .


Have we stopped killing yet?

Post from April 11, 2015, filed under .

News Headlines I Want to Read

A brainstorming with assumptions and implications. We shouldn’t use our creativity to come up with ever horrid scenarios; we should use it to envision awesomeness.

Post from March 2, 2015, filed under .

A Population Control Primer

An incomplete, roughly sorted sketch of actions, methods, and developments that don’t serve us, that instead divide, distract, confuse, manipulate, exploit, demotivate, control, and dominate us. We have a lot of work to do.

Post from February 24, 2015, filed under .

On Age

Age is wonderful. Aging is wonderful. Age is wonderful for in a life reasonably lived, in a life not exclusively spent idly or hedonistically, age signifies the accumulation of experience and knowledge, and perhaps even wisdom.

Post from February 4, 2015, filed under .

On Gender

There are differences between men and women. There are differences between the sexual orientations of people. There are many differences between us. These differences don’t make anyone “better” than the other. These differences are. They are fine. But…

Post from February 2, 2015, filed under .

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