By Mikael Hertig Master of Political Science Both in Europe and America we have experienced a growth in manipulative behavior. It is often described of a ‘postfactual’ period indicating that truth too often is ignored (whatever truth means). Manipulation has always been embedded in politics. The term ‘Saliency’ was introduced to me at an early stage. [Robert E…
Persuasive Design, provocations and use of anticipated reaction Michael Moore has given five reasons why Donald Trump is going to win the presidential election (link). I will present explanation number 6. While MM’s article is built on precise analytical points about the electorate and the decisive minorities and states this article has to do with Trump’s superior use of provocation…
By Mikael Hertig
In Nuuk we feel it almost hot when temperature is between 16 and 20 C. It is nice because it is not at all cold.
All these photos were taken July 28 AM.
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Nuuk was originally built at about this area. Taken against the sun in the west.
The mountain Sermitsiaq can be seen from almost any place in Nuuk except Qinngorput
Little Marlene east of Nuuk has a valley “Eqalugalinnguit” (The place to fish trouts) beneath it. Grasses amd barley overall.
Looking Northeast from Nuusuaq west
Nuussuaq west In Greenland you cannot own earth. So we do not have gardens. Just wild flowers. Summer is short, so we enjoy them more intensively.
Sermitsiaq is the landmark of Nuuk. Here taken as close as possible.
Small icebergs are drifting out of the Fjord. Most in the summer. They are broken from the ice 100 kilometers away.
This is breathtaking.
nIt is a little surprising that this flower called “French Willow” is the most beloved summer flower in Nuuk
The water is clear beneath Little Marlene
They are so resilient
Beneath Great Marlene in Winngorput you can observe clear water and cotton grass
From the new Queen Margareth II road you can look at Nuussuaq and Nuussuaq Harbor
Ranunculus before the Old Colonial Harbor where Hans Egede arrived and built Nuuk
Is the political motive if any justification or real cause? In Europe we experience a trend in explaining and understanding mass killings. We have had them in Paris, Bruxelles, in Nice, in Munich, in Oslo and in Winnenden (Germany). In US, we can mention city after city. It is quite obvious that the killings in Paris were arranged by islamists…
We lay on a narrow bed in the living room. She had returned home to die. I have promised her that she should die at home if it in any way was an option. Our experiences from the hospitals excluded this alternative. We are so often talking about the “struggle against cancer”. This saying may be…
Comment The Nice Massacre July 14 was horrifying. At this stage of public understanding one of the first words that turns up in the statements by statesmen seems to be ‘terror’. Maybe this is not at all surprising as most of the comments are made by politicians or experts who will allways bring events into a political context. Even if…
Google should be seen as disqualified. If Google was publicly driven the behavior could be seen as strictly and generally abuse of power. Maybe the idea of one great truth is an illusion. But truth as idea is not. The idea of plain empirical thruth seems undermined by manipulated priority mechanisms inaccessible to any normal user. The idea of…
July 6 was something between chilled and cold. Just about 9+ C. Light wind. The sea fog hung over Qinngorput until noon. However, cotton grass always breaks my heart.
All pictures are taken during the midnight or very early morning from July 3 to July 4. They are also taken from the same balcony. The twilight is so light and fragile at midsummer that it gets dreamy.
Looking towards the Nuussuaq Harbour.
Photos by Mikael Hertig (c)
Af Mikael Hertig What does it mean to be a Christian? Some investigations tell that Scandinavians do not really believe in Jesus Christ. Even those people who consider themselves believers do not believe in the same sense as assumed by the scientist. According to this any person might produce a high or a low score in a multiple…
I am also byuing ice cream now and then. It is just a habit. But the so called ice cream is almost regardless of price a soggy, sickly and indigestible sealants-like mass. Let me explain what is wrong. You can produce ice cream in to ways: In the classical French-Italian manner or the American. The ice cream you…