And the moral of the story?

The world of political correctness, with its bloated indignation, knows no bounds. Could there be nothing more important to do?

Last week the Street Parade took place again in the streets of Zurich. Carefree, crazy and very eccentric performances are the order of the day. At the same time, the Lethargy Festival takes place in the alternative Rote Fabrik. It should be a less commercial alternative to the big event on Lake Zurich. Some of my good relatives, who belong more to the alternative scene, are the very committed co-organizers. The “mammie” (a derogatory term for an African nanny from the American colonial era in the 18th century)e Century) on the wall caused controversy and had to be removed by the organizers. Maybe it was a “Namoradeira” from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. “Namoradeira” means “a young girl who has a date” or a “darling”, a loose translation from Portuguese. These dolls are apparently very popular with tourists. Be that as it may, we show great thoroughness à la lethargy. A dream catcher, a cult object of the Ojibwe culture, was apparently not welcomed either. The group “Lauwarm” recently had to cancel several concerts because white members of the group wear dreadlocks and play Swiss-German reggae. All of this is called cultural appropriation. I myself committed this offense in my youth, having dressed up as an Indian for several years in a row during the carnival. And my oldest actually had dreadlocks during his most tumultuous phase. But we didn’t talk about cultural appropriation back then, otherwise I would have had good arguments to encourage him to finally cut up those stuffed animals. You appalled me, but we live in a liberal society that a good father respects.

About Indians: When I was young I read almost all of Karl May’s books. Winnetou and not Old Shatterhand was my hero, which would probably be difficult today. The German Ravensburger Verlag recently had to stop marketing two books that were published in connection with the cinema film “The Young Chief Winnetou”. [«Le jeune chef Winnetou»] which has just been shown in Germany. The hate wave in the social networks has brought the editor to his knees. The editor conceded that the genocide of the indigenous peoples of North America should not be overlooked or downplayed. What could Karl May think about it? Christa Rigozzi, her husband and two children are currently vacationing in Forte dei Marmi, a fashionable seaside resort on the Tuscan coast where the rich and beautiful like to vacation. On a bike ride, she and her husband actually forgot to wear a helmet. Worse, her twins weren’t wearing helmets either, and their feet were unprotected. In Italy none of this is a problem and not forbidden. In Switzerland, on the other hand, it was set on fire. I find that the world of political correctness knows no bounds with its bloated indignation. And the fact that so many people seem to care about the events depicted speaks volumes. I wonder is there nothing more important to do?

Oh yeah. For example, the timely purchase of generators to avoid power outages in winter, or stocking up on wood for heating, which even some particularly clever politicians recommend to us. ecological balance? Second, the body must roll, no matter what the cost! Germany is reactivating coal-fired power plants, nuclear energy is also gaining respect in Switzerland again, everyone is looking for liquid gas, even if it had to resort to hydraulic fracturing, which was notorious two years ago, although it is an energy craze. Gas terminals are often missing here too. The energy crisis is causing a wave of panic and yet the world still has time to waste on Instagram or Tiktok? Apparently. But here, too, there is hypocrisy. In Clash Royale, a mobile game, many clans recently exchanged their national flags for the Ukrainian flag, a gesture of solidarity almost without borders, even as far as Asia. This was not the case during the Syrian conflict. Morale fluctuates with the situation, and outrage isn’t always in fashion. Maybe we end up doing too well. And wouldn’t shock even have healing powers? In economics, exogenous shocks often have this type of effect. Remember the last financial crisis that put the global banking sector in its place, or the oil crisis when we realized austerity was inevitable. But we now have a culture of abundance that must not be compromised in any way, and the economic policies of the past decade (as well as the coronavirus) have nurtured that culture to the point of exhaustion. banking crisis? The state intervenes! sovereign debt crisis? Monetary policy rules it! Corona virus crisis? Everyone gets checks! Prevention or Foresight? False alarm! waiver? Unthinkable! And the moral of the story? There is none, there is only an army of moralizers and moralizers.

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