Holocaust Remembrance Day & the Concept of Chosenness

Yesterday was Holocaust Remembrance Day. A day that reminds of one of the most horrible episodes of recent human history and to one of the most beautiful aspects of Jewish culture: commemorating every individual.  The reason for making this video is twofold. Last Christmas, literally on Christmas Day, I wrote what I thought was a… Continue reading Holocaust Remembrance Day & the Concept of Chosenness

Elephants in courtrooms–IV; The case Erbakan vs Turkey

ECHR: office Strasbourg France

For decades now, Islam is growing stronger in Turkey. ‘European’ judicial activism contributed to this. Necmettin Erbakan (1926–2011), founder of Millî Görüş [1], former prime minister and mentor to Erdowahn, was one of the main forces behind the re-Islamization of Turkey. In 2006 a group of judges from the European Court of Human Rights –… Continue reading Elephants in courtrooms–IV; The case Erbakan vs Turkey

The very little known ‘Atatürk’

How coincidental do you want it?In October 1927, Kemal Mustapha gave a speech that lasted six days. Yes, Fidel Castro certainly fell short of that with his six or eight hour speeches. When I was preparing my book “IS, the Kurds and the Caliphate. Turkey: from sick occupant to paranoid neighbor”. [The footer contains a… Continue reading The very little known ‘Atatürk’

Inspiration

City wall with restaurant

Visiting Malta to get inspiration for my faction novel, this was the first photo I took of the capital, Valletta. Work was underway on the impossibly thick wall surrounding the new capital, which the Maltese started to build immediately after the Ottoman invasion of the island was repelled in 1565.So a restaurant was built IN… Continue reading Inspiration

Warhorses

Rare tribute, World War I.
Photo by Mark Raen

Millions of horses and mules died in Wordl War I.Steven Spielberg made a movie about the fate of the animals.You can find information about the real story behind this here. To make this photo must have taken lots and lots of preparation. Literally hundreds of men participated in the project. Look through your eyelashes at… Continue reading Warhorses

Aristocratic cowardice, betrayal and opportunism

Photo by author. 2013.

Since I took the photo above and below almost 10 years ago as part of my preparation for writing my faction novel, I’ve learned a lot more about the topics mentioned in the title.At that time I had not yet heard of the horrible organized betrayal and global lust for power of the World Economic… Continue reading Aristocratic cowardice, betrayal and opportunism

Almost two centuries later the Founding Fathers still knew

Replica of the Mayflower Photo by Paul Keleher, via wikimedia. The Pilgrim Fathers fled to the Netherlands in 1609 en left from there in 1620 when the English government asked the Dutch to persecute them there! https://www.mayflower400leiden.com/

In a sense this video is a sequel to my ‘long text’ from October 30 about the very influential Dutch judicial activist Donner. I will make a -shorter- sequel soon about the Dutch monarchy and its cooperation with the World Economic Forum.