First, we get excited, then overwhelmed and at some point, we have to decide if it is worth the effort.

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What am I doing? (Image: Author’s Own)

Making a living while writing my heart out has always been a dream of mine. There are two main reasons for this:

  • I want to share my perspectives with as many people as possible.

Medium seems like the perfect place to reach both of these goals. People are reading my articles and after spending all day on observing crazy politics I am happy to talk about food and the weather with friends.

On top of all that, it would be nice to make some cash with…

Two alternative realities with different target groups but similar dynamics.

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It’s all about believing. ( Source: Marc Nozell / flickr )

In times of crisis, conspiracy theories are thriving as people are searching for simple answers to complex questions. This year we had witnessed the rise of QAnon.

While almost everyone is bashing Donald Trump a group of internet activists has created a narrative praising the president as the savior of the free world. Backed up with a deeply rooted anti-semitic undertone these people accuse liberal elites of being pedophiles and drinking children’s blood.

As educated folks are making fun of QAnon multiple believers are running for Congress in the upcoming elections. …

Conspiracy theories, hate-speech and mistrust have surfaced throughout the last months. Who are the key players in this & What are their motivations?

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Not easy to stay calm these days. (Source: Pixabay)

When people are in panic they tend to take extreme standpoints. The current debate around the Coronavirus is no different on that.

Since the outbreak began earlier this year the public discourse has become more divisive than ever before. It seems as everyone has picked a team and sticks to that decision no matter what happens.

Instead of trying to find a middle-ground, people are belittling each other and trying to defend their “truth” at all costs. Everyone feels as if they know something that nobody else knows.

New experts are surfacing on social media on a daily base and…

Writing can be intimidating but it doesn’t have to be

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Just go for it. (Image: Author’s Own)

For years I was thinking about getting into writing. I studied political science and wanted to become a journalist. At some point, I was so intimidated by the outcome of my writing that I stopped doing it.

After years of not putting my words together, a friend asked me how my writing was doing. I was almost ashamed to admit that I had given up on it.

Even more, I was feeling stupid for not even trying. Consistency is key to becoming a successful author but that’s easier said than done. As time passed by I somehow became a yoga…

After Hillary’s emails helped Trump to win in 2016, we have to expect some dirty tricks being played in the upcoming weeks.

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He is not giving up. ( Source: geralt / Pixabay)

When Trump announced that he was running for President in 2015 most people did not take it seriously. Back then, I tried to convince my American friends that there was a high probability for Trump to win the election.

My perspective was not based on thinking that he would have the best arguments on his side, it was because he is a trickster. His entire life he knew how to play the media and portray himself as the smartest man on earth.

Hiring the self-claimed “dirty trickster” Roger Stone gave us an idea of where this campaign was heading. Including…

Six months of Trump dealing with Covid-19 has brought up more questions than answers.

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Changing his mind on a daily base: Donald Trump. (Source: Pixabay)

Let’s say we want to understand Trump’s logic and believe everything Tucker Carlson is telling us. I would say this is impossible because of contradictory arguments used by “Team Trump”.

First, it seemed as the president thought Covid-19 was just like the common flu. He downplayed the risks and wanted the economy to fully open again.

I didn’t agree with that, but at least it was a consistent narrative he was presenting.

Then he started blaming China for the outbreak.

That already raised the question of what he is blaming them for if it was just another flu?

In September…

Vladimir Putin and other foreign leaders know how to use the internet — How about us?

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Is it really his fault? (Image: Pixabay)

As we get closer to November politicians and voters are nervous about “Foreign Interference”. Democrats are still accusing Russia of trying to manipulate the outcome of the vote. “The Social Dilemma” is trending on Netflix and it seems as if there is not much we can do about Putin meddling in the elections, again.

One of the most important things I learned in my life so far is that we can’t change other people’s behavior, but it is possible to be mindful of our own actions.

When journalists say that Russia manipulated the vote in 2016, they are not accusing…

The world is watching, but not allowed to vote.

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Trump or Biden — the world is watching. (Image: Pixabay)

Trump pulled out of the Paris agreements, he canceled the Iran deal and rejected working with the World Health Organization during a pandemic. The sitting president’s behavior affects people all around the world, that’s why we all care about the outcome of this election.

The USA has always been a trendsetter for global politics since WW2 and this year is no different on that.

When people like Trump are in the White House it helps similar politicians around the world to gain power.

Bolsonaro in Brazil, Johnson in the UK, Erdogan in Turkey, Putin in Russia, Salvini in Italy and Duda in Poland all have one thing in common: They are right-wing populists.

Depending on their home country they…

They told me things would be different, but I had no idea what I got myself into.

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They call it a “train”. (Image: Author’s own)

The last weeks had been quite an adventure for me. After sitting in a box for 16 hours, I arrived at our new home.

I like our new house and the forest we go to every day. It’s not a beach, but at least something outdoors. Last week my humans told me that we would go on an adventure to the “city”.

Never heard the term “city”, but I would go anywhere with them. As long as I don’t have to go into that box again I am fine with going to places.

Good thing, the adventure did not include…

The “dirty trickster” is back in the game. Well-known longtime Republican advisor returns to politics after Trump got him out of jail.

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In 2016 Roger Stone was one of the most powerful men within Trump’s campaign. Throughout the Russia investigations all fingers were pointing in his direction, he got convicted for meddling in the elections, but his buddy Donald pardoned him soon after.

Stone was lucky to get out of prison and some observers expected him to quit his political activities to avoid further punishments, but these people don’t know Roger Stone.

He is back in full effect. Stone is working hard to get Trump reelected. …

Robert Busch

Studied Political Science in Frankfurt, Germany — Taught Yoga for 10 years on three different continents — Wrote three books —

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