Dutch elections 2021

Parliamentary elections in the Netherlands are scheduled for March 17. The current government is led by Mark Rutte’s cabinet, which consists of the winning VVD-People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy, CDA-Christian Democratic Party, CU-Christian Union and D66-Democrats 66. This cabinet holds the record for longest-held cabinet ( 225 days) in Dutch history. Out of a total of 150 seats, this coalition had 76, but in 2019 VVD member Vibren Van Haga was excluded from the Read more…

Who is a racist?

What is racism? Condemnation, discrimination or antagonism from an individual, a community or an institution to another individual or people belonging to a particular racial or ethnic group. History has taught us to witness a dark past where racism was in full blow. Today, this helps us to be ready in the fight against racism, which unfortunately still exists. According to today’s radical leftist propaganda, which on a daily basis is rapidly forced into society, Read more…

Good and evil exist

In my previous columns on what it means to be a Macedonian conservative, I have expounded on issues of gratitude as well as the wisdom found in the old ways and tradition, and the idea that, alas, there are limits in life, and that limits, boundaries, and rules are necessary in life, and that as humans, we are indeed part of the “crooked timber of humanity,” and that moral standards exist and are necessary for Read more…

Macedonia’s government is fueling corruption

The new Macedonian Government, led by the SDSM (Social Democratic Union of Macedonia) and DUI (Democratic Union for Integration), is not doing anything to tackle the high level of corruption entrenched within government institutions. I have previously mentioned the domino effect of the Eurostandard Bank going bankrupt and which birthed the need to privatise one of our last remaining public enterprises, the Macedonian Post Office. The bankruptcy of Eurostandard affected over 130,000 customers. Many of Read more…

Moral standards exist and are necessary

In my previous columns on what it means to be a Macedonian conservative, I have expounded on issues of gratitude as well as the wisdom found in the old ways and tradition, and the idea that, alas, there are limits in life, and that limits, boundaries, and rules are necessary in life, and that as humans, we are indeed part of the “crooked timber of humanity.”  In each of these columns, I have then applied Read more…

The Republic of N. Macedonia’s new regime is divorced from its citizens

The developments in the past several months speak of a Social Democratic Union of Macedonia-led Government that is disconnected from the needs of the citizens they were elected to govern. The truth of the matter is that the SDUM’s Government even with its new mandate, is mostly comprised of career politicians who are not able to lead the country forward. Even though the parliamentary elections were held on July 15, 2020, the Government was formed Read more…

Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal (2015)

Best of Enemies is a 2015 American documentary film co-directed by Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville about the televised debates between intellectuals Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr. during the 1968 United States presidential election. ‘Best of Enemies’ delves into the entangled biographies of these two great thinkers and luxuriates in the language and the theater of their debates, begging the question, ‘What has television done to the way we discuss politics in our democracy today?’

A loss for democracy

It is said that it is usually best to look back at things from a certain time distance in order to avoid any possible bias and regard the situation outside a possible emotional frame. So after a month we take a look back at the US 2020 Election aftermath and see what lessons we can take away in the New Year and beyond. Needless to say, the US faced a challenge of conducting elections during Read more…