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Month: April 2021

The Blaumilch Canal

The Blaumilch Canal is a 1969 Israeli comedy satire written and directed by Ephraim Kishon, depicting the madness of buereaucracy through a municipality’s reaction to the actions of a lunatic. For me, this story is figuratively an equivalent to the events of our time. Blaumilch is a lunatic with a digging compulsion who escapes from […]

Roughnecks & Poultry

it was another one of those sun-drenched days on the high seas. the aged frigate already had come a long way and an even longer one ahead of her. on deck, an old roughneck was scrubbing the creaky planks with a mop, just like every day. salty and grim. just as a small cloud came […]

Shoa Shism

It wasn’t long ago that numerous war documentaries were on television. On almost every news and history channel, countless repetitions of documentaries, eyewitness accounts, post-war reporting and reappraisals of the Nazi era were shown. what all these films had in common was that they admonished us, reminded us, showed us what had happened and what […]

Deferred Collapse

“Mr. President, we must act now!” said the Secretary General as determined as possible to the number one as they congregated in the cold hallway of the presidental building. “The people expect an answer,” he followed up. “And they will get one when the time comes” replied the President. “But waiting and watching is not […]

Demo Dictacy

The body’s immune response forms the basis for defense against pathogens such as bacteria, viruses or parasites. The immune system can also trigger a pathological immune reaction against the body’s own structural components. In this case one speaks of an autoimmune reaction. In the case of Western democracies, the immune reaction of the state to […]

Now showing: Meltdown

You reach that point in your life where you think you have achieved everything. And there’s not much left for you to do but enter uncharted territory. Just like Christopher Columbus, who set out to discover a new continent. But exactly on this day, when you want to start your great journey, you wake up […]

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