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Eusebius McKaiser

Eusebius McKaiser

    We should not weaponise mental illness
    We should not weaponise mental illness
    In an age of sometimes vicious online trolling, many of us are also becoming addicted to digital displays of Schadenfreude — exhibiting...
    EFF media ban undemocratic and dangerous
    EFF media ban undemocratic and dangerous
    The Economic Freedom Fighters have made a gigantic principled and strategic error by blacklisting some journalists. The party doesn’t want to...
    The chain between words and violence
    The chain between words and violence
    There has been a justified outpouring of national anger and fury over the past few weeks in response to the ongoing war on the bodies of girls and...
    Being a mensch first, Edwin-style
    Being a mensch first, Edwin-style
    I think Edwin fancies his gaydar as being pretty accurate. He is also a master at not openly displaying any private assumptions he might be holding...
    Men should embrace feminism
    Men should embrace feminism
    When I go jogging around a park or pass a construction site, I do not have to worry that I might be sexually harassed by being dragged into a bush...
    ‘You are ordinary, even as a minister’
    ‘You are ordinary, even as a minister’
    We need to rethink how we relate to politicians. Too many political leaders, here and across the world, behave as if they do us a favour by running...
    A usefully awkward encounter with Verwoerd
    A usefully awkward encounter with Verwoerd
    I got up to shake my guest’s hand at the end of the interview. I then asked my producer to take a photo of us. My producer obliged. He took...
    Why I support active euthanasia
    Why I support active euthanasia
    A woman killed her grandfather in 1992. She did this in a neighbouring country, having watched him suffer excruciatingly and after he had pleaded...
    DA in want of leadership and an identity
    DA in want of leadership and an identity
    The Democratic Alliance’s poor 2019 election results can only be reversed if the DA is brutally honest in its diagnosis of what went wrong. It...
    Decriminalising same-sex sex is good for all of us
    Decriminalising same-sex sex is good for all of us
    I have, on at least two occasions, broken the law while having sex. No, not by engaging in non-consensual behaviour but by engaging in consensual...
    EFF vs Manuel: A good lesson for Twitter users
    EFF vs Manuel: A good lesson for Twitter users
    It is a very good thing that Trevor Manuel won his defamation case against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). The implications are many and...
    Let’s slay some myths about identity politics
    Let’s slay some myths about identity politics
    You do not get to choose your social identities. Everyone has these. It is not like going to a supermarket and deciding: “Hmm … let me buy...