RUTHLESS CRITICISM

“If we have no business with the construction of the future or with organizing it for all time, there can still be no doubt about the task confronting us at present: the ruthless criticism of the existing order, ruthless in that it will shrink neither from its own discoveries, nor from conflict with the powers that be.” — Karl Marx

What is democracy?
The political form of rule of capitalism
Towards the correct understanding of democracy
Ideology and reality
“But that’s undemocratic!”
Criticism that announces its loyalty
Letter: On the criticism of democracy and a response
“What is your counter-proposal ...?”
Letter: Democracy and “true democracy”
Is the really existing democracy a mistaken deviation from an ideal?

The vote

The vote – the free citizen’s moment of glory
Democracy’s feat of transforming discontent into a ballot mark
The vote – A blank check for state power
Voting is a mistake!
The democratic vote – School of nationalism
The basis for a functioning democracy
What must be said to the young on the subject of voting, but is all too rarely said
What can be gathered from the principle of majority rule?
Letter: Radical leftist election worries
: Does one betray one's anti-statist beliefs by voting?

Politics & politicization

On the manipulation thesis
On the alleged effects of advertising and propaganda
Legal and illegal sleaze
The ridiculous cry about “corruption!”
Conspiracy theories: Dissenting and official opinions on “9/11”
Idealisms of international law and just war
On the upswing of the political culture in times of an economic downturn
State power and powerlessness in times of crisis
How the people are to think about the crisis that they are paying for
Who is to blame? A stupid question!
The contribution of character masks to the freedom of state power
Politics and personality in democracy
Elections – Highlight of democracy
State authorization by the ruled

Free speech

Freedom of opinion – Thinking on behalf of the state
Permission to be inconsequential
Free speech: It can be had without Orwell
Public criticism is allowed — so shut up!
The fourth estate: The power of the media
Nationalistic standards for forming opinions
Free speech – A democratic supreme value
What it is and what you get from it
Much ado about an anti-Muslim movie and a few cartoons
“Free speech and enlightenment versus fanaticism and religious intolerance”
Language hygiene
Anti-critical political correctness

The right to protest

10 theses on the right to demonstrate
Undeserving of its good reputation
How protest is democratically permitted so that hardly anything remains of it
The right to demonstrate in practice

Fascism

Six theses on democracy and fascism and one conclusion
Successful and unsuccessful nationalism
Why democrats fail at the criticism of fascism
...and can only forbid it

Anti-communism

Communism = Crime!
The sham debate over the “Black Book of Communism”

Life in the USA

Let’s make the rich richer and the poor poorer – that’s the American dream!
Since 1776
Why are American cops so brutal?
Freedom isn’t free!
Guns as bourgeois freedom
Every American's sacred right to a private arsenal
US health care reform – The democratic debate
The poverty of American citizens is taken as a given
Why patriotism can lead to mass murder from higher motives
Right-wing terror and good American patriotism – the murderous difference
Trump praises the working class
What a surprise
The struggle against the established media and for the establishment of a new one
Lessons from Trump about democracy
“Beacon of hope” Barack Obama
What are the hopes for?
Breaking a lance for George W. Bush
The stupidity of the demand for good leadership
The president, an independent counsel, Monica, the cigar and the honor of the White House
An appraisal of democratic morality