No dia 22 de Março escrevi um artigo sobre o ano em que o mundo parou, o ano da pandemia. Ainda tenho as mesmas preocupações mas o discurso social mudou um pouco e foi interessante observar isso. Antropólogos, psicólogos e sociólogos devem estar cheios de trabalho, se não já, num futuro próximo ao investigar a … Continue reading Quarentena ou Covid19, qual mata mais?
Descobri que ao ECO interessa mais a economia que a vida das pessoas. Talvez tenha sido ingénuo em pensar o contrário, já que é um jornal económico digital. Mas o que desconhecia era a parcialidade e o desespero para encontrar opiniões contraditórias. Alias, correndo pela secção de "opiniões" vão todas no mesmo sentido, da insinuação, … Continue reading André Dias diz-nos outra coisa
The largest crisis in the last 100 years Just when you thought life was boring after uneventful years since the great recession, 2020 had a surprise ready for us. Make no mistake, a lot of ink and time is going to be lost thinking back on the events of this year, scrutinizing every political action … Continue reading The Year the World Stopped
I have a dream. I have a dream of a bright and prosper new Europe. I want to say when asked where I am from; My country?! My country is Europe, and be proud of it. Enough wars, enough infancy. This continent has suffered enough and exploited the world enough in bygone history. Now is … Continue reading A Fellowship Under the Blue Starry Flag
The English and the Spanish spend part of their history lectures accusing each other of atrocities during the conquest of the New World and imperialist age. Each praises the bravery of their explorers and navigators and washes out the things they rather hide to keep their mythology alive. Every nation does it. The Portuguese talk … Continue reading The Conquest of the Americas and the brutality of the European empires.
The recent interview Jordan Peterson done in channel 4 with Cathy Newman while promoting his new book "12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos" was the viral video of the week. Douglas Murray called it "catastrophic" - catastrophic through his own right wing lens. It was indeed a piece of poor journalism... Peterson is known … Continue reading The Viral Peterson
As everyone seems to be giving an opinion about Catalonia, I will give mine... My first thought is sadness... shaking my head in disbelief on how people readily resort to violence to resolve their conflicts... As some people know, in principle, I am against separatism or nationalist rhetoric. I don't see the point of having … Continue reading My opinion on Catalonia’s referendum
A lingering question: Should we be merciful with criminals? Should we reform them instead of punish them? Or should we take an for eye for an eye approach? Whenever a conversation of this nature arises a common fallacy appealing to the natural emotions of the debaters is often put forward: "what if it was your … Continue reading Crime, Punishment and Reformation