Only the State can run social services

December 31, 2016 wordenvie 0

​What distinguishes left and right and what is the balance between them. Why are political issues are so divisive? I am drawn to the left because I believe that certain services and projects such as education, health, infrastructure and defense can only be achieved by government. The right argues that these services can be achieved by private enterprise. I question therefore what is the point of the state if not to organise collective social projects. And if the state does not organise collective projects then the state shrinks to nothing and there is ultimately no country and no society. We […]

Society evolves with or without immigration

December 31, 2016 wordenvie 0

​Despite having written on the economic benefits of immigration and the mixity of cultures, I wonder what is the impact of countries taking in so many people, the changing demographics if immigrants do not speak the national language and the change in balance of local culture. The far right might gain ground on these issues but the left must address them too. Nobody on the left dares pronounce against immigration; socialism focuses on integration. And rightly so. But would anyone choose positive immigration? Some say that we need foreign workers to bolster the workforce. Would it not be better to […]

For the liberation of women in Islam

December 8, 2016 wordenvie 0

How can I speak out against Islam when I am not a Muslim? Its so terribly politically incorrect and possibly offensive and for that I apologize. But I support women’s rights and I want freedom for women. I am against the burqa and Sharia because I feel that it represses women. I have “many stories” about women being repressed by Muslim men and I don’t like it. See gang rapes in .. where was it? Is that a result of Islam? See acid attacks on women because they had shame on their hands when raped by men. I would like […]

How the EU can come together

December 1, 2016 wordenvie 0

Does anyone remember the war and how nationalism drove us apart – the EU is a solution for peace. It’s a great shame  that Britain will no longer be part of that equation as they were a peacekeeper. The model of Anglo-Saxons (US and UK) in partnership with the latin, Germanic and eastern EU made for stability. Without Britain in there and with the US turning towards Putin, the EU seems isolated, especially with Turkey rattling its sabres on the wrong side of justice. The EU then has taken as serious shock since Brexit and needs to come together under […]