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In Denial of Death: How capitalism opened the gates of heaven, killing all life in the process

How often do you think about your own death? I think of mine constantly, every single day since my childhood. At first it used to be with disbelief and curiosity, as I strived to understand what it means to actually not exist. Later on, I used to panic in cold sweat at night before bed, … Continue reading In Denial of Death: How capitalism opened the gates of heaven, killing all life in the process

8 Billion Slaves on a Sick Plantation

Time to bring down the real slave master Capitalism is a term that enjoys an interesting variety of connotations and interpretations that range from quite narrow and specific, to completely nondescript. In the hallways of Washington or the World Bank, the C word is barely used, and for good reason: doing so would be sacrilege. … Continue reading 8 Billion Slaves on a Sick Plantation

The Roses

. They stand motionless, silentChoosing the language of colour instead Like clown faces frozen in timeTheir welcoming pantomime is enigmatic, and problematic.Because there’s hardly any audienceand barely a response The branches are desperately reaching out, bending over,heavy with blossomsbegging to be seenbegging to be smelled As they try to lure you with their fragranceinto their … Continue reading The Roses

Capitalism to Earth: You Brought This Harakiri Onto Thyself

Japan has undoubtedly produced one of the most distinctive cultures on Earth. To a European like me, it has always been more than just distinctive. With cuisine, attire, architecture and art that seem to surpass the limits of anyone’s imagination, Japan has always felt to me other-worldly, almost alien. But even by today’s globalised standards, … Continue reading Capitalism to Earth: You Brought This Harakiri Onto Thyself