Reading "A German man's history" (Geschichte eines Deutschen) or "Defying Hitler", written by Sebastian Haffner in 1939 about the decades leading up to the Nazis coming to power.

Made me think about current Swedish politics.

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Reading this today: "Civil Disobedience" by Henry David Thoreau, first published in 1849.

Thoreau was interested in right and wrong. He considered slavery to be wrong. Slavery was legal in the society he lived in (USA 1849).

"Under a government which imprisons anyone unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison."

If you lived in a society upholding something as appalling as slavery, would you still support that state by paying taxes?

A relevant question, then and now.

Reading "On Revolution" by Hannah Arendt.

There's something charming about a footnote taking up almost the whole page 206. 🙂

That footnote is about the source of authority when a new form of government is formed.

Old: "authority comes from god".

New: authority comes from mutual agreement between groups of people.

That assumption about the source of authority is a key part in the US Declaration of Independence, but existed earlier.

Anyway, I warmly recommend this book.

I was just sitting there minding my own business, watching the kids football game IFK Bergshamra - IF Brommapojkarna 6 earlier today, when suddenly this little fellow being landed on my knee.

I was at a ChopChop restaurant earlier this evening. One of their big screens that normally show order numbers and such things instead showed this, revealing that the restaurant uses Raspberry Pi 4 Model B for that.

For some reason seeing that made me happy, I got a feeling that there is hope, or something. 🙂

Semestrat på och åkte förstås rauka vägen upp till för att ta den här bilden.

Canada goose and mallard, comman around here.

About the mallard (gräsand in Swedish) Wikipedia says: "The mallard or wild duck (Anas platyrhynchos) is a dabbling duck that breeds throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Eurasia, and North Africa."

So the gräsand is a "dabbling duck", and that's not an insult or a joke or anything, it's just a fact. They dabble, so they are dabbling ducks. :-)

These flags were hoisted today close to where I live in , , , I think the occasion today is to celebrate somebody's birthday. All flags blue and yellow, but the one in the middle has a different pattern.

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