This Is The Private Blog of Benjamin Goldstein
Goal of this blog is to translate the disastrous political situation in Germany (and the EU) in a way that it can be understood from outside. There are language and cultural barriers to overcome.
When I write about free speech (freedom of opinion), I mean it. I believe in the definition of the US Supreme Court that political speech is core free speech and deserves most protection. I don’t believe in the colloquial German definition that a state, a majority, a church or some other authority comes to decide what is ‘still covered’ by free speech and what is not.
I want to be transparent about my views. In American English I am a (small c) conservative and that is the way I describe myself on this blog. Europeans may categorise me as a pro-welfare libertarian. I want my freedom back!
Most conservative blogs in Germany are a bit too focused on crime, immigration and Islam. Attention is largely absorbed by the flow of daily news. I am past that stage because I had my triggering moment a bit earlier than most and at some point the scope is understood.
Instead I will try to illustrate and explain the overall structures of oppression currently in place in Germany, the cultural and political situation. Of course, there will also be time for fun. The written portion can be checked by most readers (thanks to automatic translation tools). I also recommend babblefish, Google translate, Bing translate and Co. to check the sources of my video blog entries. They are all mentioned in the description boxes of the video hosting sites (e.g. Youtube or Dailymotion).