If you want to control men, you must kill his wishes, aspirations, and everything that is holy to him. Sneer and derision can destroy what logical arguments can’t. Ayn Rand analyzed in her novel “The Fountainhead” the mechanism of authoritarianism. Amidst our freedom-suffocating crisis there are some who enjoy themselves way too much.
Elisabeth Raether smells blood. The death of capitalism is in the air. Her article, co-signed by ZEIT deputy editor-in-chief Bernd Ulrich and Correspondent for Economics Mark Schiertz, exhilarates in the face of the death of ambition, of market demand, and of hope. The title: Do I Need This? (German: Brauch ich das?)
Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner and her French equivalent Didier Guillaume have announced that they will work towards a ban of chick shredders. That sounds nice. Chicks look cute, after all. But wait! Male chicks? Sorry, as an unashamed macho I sometimes get distracted… The reality is that looks aren’t everything (outside of dating, of course) and we wouldn’t make as much fuss over rodents or fish with comparable brain sizes. There are no mature technologies to detect the sex before hatching. Alternative ways to reorganize agricultural production are certainly more expensive and low food prices are only a disposable luxury for the bourgeoisie that simply has too much money.