We Must Talk About Lindsay Ellis (Film Critic)

Of course, we need not, but I want to discuss a prominent feature of her mind and the political ramification thereof: she’s extremely strong in associative thinking.

I explain in the video what it is, the weaknesses of it and how it can be manipulated more easily than rational thinking. Please, note that I don’t say that she were lacking rational thinking. I’m just contrasting the two modes and say that chains of associations from anything and everything to Hitler is the basis of our era’s cultural mind. That cultural mind, I argue, is suffering and we see a decline of quality of public conversations, a drop in, what I would like to dub public IQ or public intelligence.

[I’m unhappy with the audio quality of my recording. I guess, the microphone was changed for the built-in one before I noticed it.]

Why AfD’s Björn Höcke Walked Out of The ZDF Interview

Björn Höcke (alternative spelling: Bjoern Hoecke) is the leader of the AfD in the state of Thuringen. Last Sunday he gave an interview to the public broadcaster ZDF. The reporter had not prepared any questions about Thuringen and tried to ambush Mr Hoecke instead. In the end Mr Hoecke walked out and by that he raised the question of the purpose of giving interviews to hostile journalists. The interview itself is insightful, however. I would say: Iconic!